Fred "Re-Run" Berry Dies At 52

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  1. Peter Kline

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Berry, the bulb-shaped, squeaky-voiced actor famous for playing red-beret-wearing Rerun on the 1970s TV sitcom What's Happening! has died at age 52, police said Wednesday.

    Berry died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of apparent natural causes, police Officer Jason Lee said. The county coroner was investigating the exact nature of the death, but friends said Berry had been in ill health due to a recent stroke.

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    Bummer he was funny and a good dancer to.[​IMG]
     
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    So sad. A favorite from my childhood.

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    Another one gone too soon...
     
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    52?!!!
     
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    Oh man! I recently saw him on TV for something (I Love the 70s?) and it brought back a flood of memories. RIP.
     
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    Very sad. What's Happening! was pretty good for a sitcom and Berry played his character well, with a lot of heart and humor.

    I kind of admired how Berry knew that he was famous for being "Re-Run" and never seemed to feel any shame about milking it for all it was worth. Somehow that seems more dignified to me than Ricky ("Rick") Schroeder and the like trying to reinvent themselves.
     
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    He was recently interviewed on some show about old sitcoms (damn can't remember what it was) but it was painful to listen to him because he obviously never left the show. Also his demo of "pop n' locking" was even more laughable than back when he "danced" on What's Happening?

    What exactly are "natural causes" anyway? He was a big fat dude so his heart exploding is natural?

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    I just saw him a couple of weeks ago on an episode of Star Dates. He looked OK but overweight as you would expect.
     
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    I saw that episode too. He was still poppin' and lockin' just like the old days.[​IMG]
     
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    R.I.P. Another one that has passed way to young... 52...jzzzzzzzz


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    Say it ain't so!

    RIP Re-Run. [​IMG]
     
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    Last night on Entertainment Tonight, as usual, they had to milk the tragedy and both his costars (Rog and Dwaine) were on being interviewed. They didnt have much to say except he hated all the fat jokes.
     

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