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Gary Coleman Childhood Star of “Diff’rent Strokes” Dies at Age 42

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Sources has confirmed that actor Gary Coleman has died today at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.  He suffered an intracranial hemorrhage at his home earlier this week. ” On Thursday, he was “conscious and lucid, the hospital says in a statement, but by early afternoon that same day, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition, ” according to a statement from hospital spokeswoman Janet Frank.

Coleman was removed from life support soon after.  “He passed quickly and peacefully,” his manager John Alcantar says. “By Gary’s bedside were his wife and other close family members.”

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

“The reason I survived is that I had a kidney that wouldn’t give up,” he once said. “Now I got a Greek kidney donated from a kid who was hit by a car.”

His mother said “His talent may be God’s way of compensating him for what he’s been through, and the fact that he’ll never have the physical size of other boys.”

Coleman suffered in recent month from a series of medical problems.  He had been admitted to hospitals three times this year in January for reasons that were not disclosed; in February he suffered a seizure on the set of TV’s The Insider; and again on May 26.

“Thanks to everyone for their well wishing and support during this tragic time,” his manager says. “Now that Gary has passed, we know he will be missed because of all the love and support shown in the past couple of days. Gary is now at peace and his memory will be kept in the hearts of those who were entertained by him throughout the years.”

Check out the clip of our favorite line from Coleman…

Our prayers are with his family.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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  • Santho

    What?? Oh, man that's sad. Will miss my dude.

  • Santho

    What?? Oh, man that's sad. Will miss my dude.