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Gary Coleman Dead at 42

by AOL TV Staff, posted May 28th 2010 2:53PM
Gary ColemanBREAKING: Gary Coleman, who rose to fame during the late '70s and early '80s as the star of the popular sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes,' died today after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42.

Coleman was hospitalized on May 26 after injuring his head in a fall at his home in Utah. He was reported as being "conscious and lucid" when he arrived at the hospital, but later slipped into coma and was put on life support.

According to TMZ, Coleman passed away at 12:05PM Mountain Standard Time at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, with his family by his side.

"Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated,. Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them," the hospital said in a statement.

Coleman had a long history of health problems. He had two kidney transplants in 1973 and 1974, as the result of his battle with kidney disease nephritis, the disease that was responsible for stunting his growth.

Coleman was hospitalized twice this year after suffering seizures, in January and February, respectively.

Colmean played the wise-cracking Arnold Jackson for eight seasons on 'Diff'rent Strokes,' on which he became famous for his catchphrase, "What'choo talkin' 'bout?" The show ran from 1978 to 1986.

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Tim Pilgram

Man, this is so sad... We all grew up watching Gary Coleman in 'Diff'rent Strokes'.
For a Tribute and video of the Bets of Gary Coleman go to http://www.lionsdenu.com/gary-coleman-is-dead/
Whatchu' talkin' bout Willis... Rest in Peace Gary.

May 29 2010 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JenniferA.

My condolences to the Coleman Family...

http://tinyurl.com/2ColemanFamily

May 28 2010 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Gary Coleman had a tough life in many ways and seemed to be angry at the world. May he finally have peace.

May 28 2010 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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