Remembering Gary Coleman: A Life in Pictures (PHOTOS)

Show business suffered a tragic loss on Friday, when Gary Coleman passed away at the age of 42 after being hospitalized for a head injury.

Coleman came to prominence in the role of Arnold on the '70s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, but he never stopped entertaining the world, both in various movie and television roles and with the antics of his personal life.

Click through the photo gallery for a look back at Coleman's all-too-brief but eventful life. And visit Celebuzz's Gary Coleman tribute page for further updates.

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  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    This is real comforting for the family in this time of sorrow ! * I try!! * =}

  • LEO
    LEO

    Gary dedicated his fortune to awaken the American public on how to divert unnecessary expenditures to areas that needed to be adressed. On his latest review he adressed the situation in Africa and particularly Ethiopia. He made a conclusion about the East African country Ethiopia and the U.S. relationship . .Ethiopia, the primal hellhole, that best exemplifies the enduring power of savage repression, has just concluded the much-anticipated 2010 election. Zenawi’s regime is claiming that it has won a landslide victory (unconfirmed reports put the winning at 98 percent). This type of unparalleled victory depending on one’s political persuasion can be heralded by the “victors” as a miracle and by the “vanquished” as ample evidence that Ethiopia for, all intents and purposes, is headed for a one–party dictatorship. The 2010 election was staged with Meles Zenawi’s regime in full control of the Election Board, the media, the judiciary, and the security forces. In fact, the whole purpose of the election was to gain symbolic legitimacy and to look clean in front of donor nations than satisfying the growing democratic appetite of the Ethiopian people. This basic fact underscores the point that Zenawi’s regime, in order to satisfy the demands of the timid international community, will continue to hold ritual sham elections that are totally meaningless to the effort of building democracy in Ethiopia. Time and again, the dictatorial regime has shown its contempt for the ballot box and lack of respect for its own Constitution. Rather, it seems hell bent on maintaining the status quo through brute force no matter how much clamor for change there is among the Ethiopian people. The international community, for its own sake, needs to break its “conspiracy of silence” and vehemently condemn this sham election and seriously look at the damage its hypocracy will cause to its long-term interests in a geopolitically important Ethiopia. Its turning a blind eye to the intolerable repression and to the incessant rigged elections is viewed by the Ethiopian people as a measure of the West’s collusion with a despised regime ruling at the barrel of a gun. The “stability” over freedom stance of the EU and the U.S. has given Zenawi’s regime the green light to obliterate the hunger for democracy that Ethiopians showed to the world during the 2005 election. Additionally, the misguided notion by the West that the Meles regime is a force for stability in the volatile Horn of Africa region is patently false and has further emboldened the regime to be more repressive and commit egregious human rights violations and extra-judicial killings. Today, more than ever, Ethiopians have become convinced that the only way to defend themselves and their rights against a terrorist regime that is brutalizing them is to fight for their rights by any and all means necessary. A spiraling conflict in Ethiopia will, of course, have dire consequences for the stability of the strategically important Horn of Africa. Meles has concluded that the West is satisfied with the status quo and is going to give him a free pass, intermittently issuing the same old tired statement of “concern” while never forcefully condemning his repressive actions. This cynical attitude will certainly run its course and in the long run prove to be a costly mistake and inimical to the vital interests of the West. It is time for the West to wake up before it is too late. Dictators are neither reliable nor very good allies against the forces of extremism. It is absolutely impossible to stabilize the Horn of Africa without first restoring peace and stability in. Ethiopia

  • henry
    henry

    loved this show.

  • lurye
    lurye

    Gary Coleman will be missed' he did alot of good in his life. I'm sorry to see him go, He has made me laugh

  • nilo
    nilo

    so cute...

  • Don
    Don

    * Thats CRAZY!! I fukln predicted he would die two days ago!! OMFG* This is real comforting for the family in this time of sorrow !

  • Charlie
    Charlie

    R I P ----Gary, what a roller coaster lfe, no one really cared (sad)

  • Donna Ivory Hewlett
    Donna Ivory Hewlett

    R.I.P GARY COLEMAN. MY PRAYERS GO OUT HIS FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

  • Guest3
    Guest3

    R.I.P. Gary Coleman. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * Thats CRAZY!! I fukln predicted he would die two days ago!! OMFG*

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