Conrad Bain, Diff'rent Strokes' Mr. Drummond, Dies at 89

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One of television's great dads has passed away. Actor Conrad Bain, who played Mr. Philip Drummond on the NBC/ABC comedy Diff'rent Strokes, is dead of natural causes at the age of 89, according to the Associated Press. He died in his hometown of Livermore, California, on Monday night.

Bain is also well-known for his role as the stuffy Arthur Harmon on CBS's Maude. His long career includes appearances on Broadway and roles in Dark Shadows and Woody Allen's Bananas. In 1986, he reprised his role as Philip Drummond on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in a guest spot. His last role was as a priest on the CBS series Unforgettable.

Bain's passing leaves Todd Bridges as the last living core cast member of Diff'rent Strokes. Dana Plato, who played Kimberly, overdosed on prescription drugs in 1999, and Gary Coleman died in 2010.

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