RIP Gary Coleman

From thehollywoodgossip.com


Gary Coleman Taken Off Life Support, Dead at 42




Former child star and actor Gary Coleman of Diff'rent Strokes fame has died. He was 42. He was taken off life support earlier today and passed away.


The diminutive Coleman passed away at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after suffering a brain hemorrhage and losing consciousness.


A resident of Santaquin, Utah, Coleman had been hospitalized Wednesday and lost consciousness the next day. He was on life support until this afternoon.


Born with failed kidneys, Coleman had undergone two transplants by age 14 and his growth was permanently stunted by the side effects of dialysis.


He was a precocious, chubby-cheeked Coleman was 10 when Diff'rent Strokes debuted on NBC in 1978. The popular show lasted for eight seasons.


Vintage Gary ColemanGary Coleman Image


R.I.P. Gary Coleman (1968-2010).


The scene-stealing Gary quickly became a pop-culture icon, whose recurring line "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" became a national catchphrase.


At the height of his TV series success, Coleman reportedly earned $64,000 per week and is said to have made some $18 million during his heyday.


His acting career as an adult fell far short of his glory days, however, with only occasional guest appearances and small roles in films and TV movies.


Coleman has had encounters with the law in recent years, including just this February, when he accepted a plea deal on domestic violence charges.


That stemmed from an incident with wife Shannon Price, who took him off life support today. Gary's health problems also escalated in recent years.


Hopefully he is now at peace. Our condolences to Gary Coleman's family, friends and fans in this difficult time. He will be remembered and missed.


Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:50 am
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Aww, so sad. So young too! :(

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Wow!!!! RIP! :(
Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:53 am
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SOOOOO sad...his poor life story is so sad, too...RIP.  :(

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:53 am
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Very sad indeed

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:54 am
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it is so sad.  today while i was at the gym i saw that he was in the hospital.  never did i think he would die today.  so sad.  RIP.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:54 am
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RIP Mr Coleman!

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Holy cow.  I know he had health problems all his life.  Sad....I grew up watching him.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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We must have posted at the same time!!!

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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wow.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:56 am
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lol - chances - I was saw that too. 

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:56 am
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I just received the best one-liner from a friend:


I’m just sad that they took Arnold and not the Redheaded Stepson, Sam.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:15 am
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Very sad

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:16 am
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oh, that's so sad.  i hope he had a good life!

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:18 am
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so sad..

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:19 am
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R.I.P. This is sad.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:24 am
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Aww. that's very sad.
Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:26 am
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I just heard about this on the radio... so sad!

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:27 am
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How sad.... Prays to his family and friends... Wow.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 10:53 am
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I am glad he has peace now.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm
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How sad.  RIP Gary!

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm
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