Gary Coleman Dies At 42

Gary Coleman Dies At 42-photo

RadarOnline is reporting that Gary Coleman has passed away. He was 42.

Coleman was hospitalized in Utah earlier this week for a head injury following a fall. He slipped into a coma while in the hospital and now his family has reportedly taken him off life support.

The Illinois native was perhaps best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Coleman played a child who was adopted by a wealthy widower and he quickly became the star of the show with his catchphrase, "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis." Coleman stayed with the show until it went off the air in 1986.

After the show, Coleman made guest appearances on many different TV shows, including 227, Married with Children, Martin, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Although he enjoyed success as a popular public figure, Gary soon suffered from financial troubles and was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1999 due to mismanagement of his trust by his parents and former manager.

Gary earned some negative publicity when he allegedly assaulted a woman while working as a security guard. He later raised eyebrows when he appeared on Divorce Court with his wife, Shannon Price, due to marital problems although they eventually reconciled and remained together until his death.

Gary's famously small stature was due to congenital kidney disease, which he contracted at a young age. Due to the disease he had two kidney transplants and required daily dialysis.

He will be missed.

 

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  • Sasha
    Sasha

    Gary Coleman is dead and Hayley Williams of Paramore posted a topless picture of herself on Twitter. I can't prove it yet, but my theory is that Coleman was responsible for hacking Williams' phone and she had him killed by her Ginger brethren. Have some respect ! Someone died and your joking around , are you twelve? ...that was so immature. R.I.P. Gary Coleman

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * I don't think it was injury, if he falls its not that far from the ground, so....*

  • jase
    jase

    God bless you gary finally your at peace love ya Jase

  • jen
    jen

    Are you sure he died of an injury and not two "different strokes"?? sorry just couldn't help yourself, could you?

  • jen
    jen

    Are you sure he died of an injury and not two "different strokes"?? sorry just couldn't help yourself, could you?

  • ohmygoodness
    ohmygoodness

    R.I.P. Gary you will be truly missed. I found this list of his life accomplishments and downfalls. http://www.ranker.com/list/whatchu-talkin_-_bout-gary-coleman_s-colorful-life/garycolemanfan I think seeing this list really shows what he has gone through. Did a lot and went through a lot. God Bless!

  • dubbleD
    dubbleD

    R.I.P Gary Coleman! .. that's so sad :((

  • noah
    noah

    Gary Coleman is dead and Hayley Williams of Paramore posted a topless picture of herself on Twitter. I can't prove it yet, but my theory is that Coleman was responsible for hacking Williams' phone and she had him killed by her Ginger brethren.

  • jay
    jay

    Are you sure he died of an injury and not two "different strokes"?? sorry

  • Celia
    Celia

    R.I.P. This is so sad!!!

 
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