Actor Gary Coleman Dies at 42 (plus a tribute to his career)

| May 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

 

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The former star of “Different Strokes” has passed away. Actor Gary Coleman on Friday after suffering from an accident in his home this past Thursday. He fell into a coma shortly after the accident and some time later the family decided to take him off life support system.

Coleman had a string of legal problems in the past that put him and his career back into the spotlight and in May 1999 he sat down with Larry King to discuss his problems he had with the show. He also talked about him taking on a job as a security guard.  We will forever miss his famous one line “What you talkin about Willis?” RIP Mr. Coleman.

 

I wonder who thought of the line Arnold said at the 4:05 mark when he said
” Are you out of your cotton picking mind?”


Below is the AP article and obituary:

PROVO, Utah — Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. MDT.

Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became a star after “Diff’rent Strokes” debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.

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