28 May 2010

UPDATED r.i.p. gary coleman

UPDATED: 2:09 pm cdt


'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Gary Coleman dies at 42

By Todd Leopold, CNN
May 28, 2010 -- Updated 1858 GMT (0258 HKT)

(CNN) -- Former child star Gary Coleman, who rose to fame as the wisecracking youngster Arnold Jackson on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" but grew up to grapple with a troubled adulthood, has died. He was 42.

Coleman died of a brain hemorrhage at a Provo, Utah hospital, Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The actor fell ill at his Santaquin, Utah, home Wednesday evening and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital, Coleman's spokesman had said in a statement earlier Friday. ~ read more
utah media and entertainment websites are reporting that former child actor/ "diff'rent strokes" star gary coleman is hospitalized in a salt lake city hospital where he has slipped into a coma and is on life support.

mr. coleman's manager, joe alcantar, said that he needs "your thoughts and prayers for gary to make a speedy and full recovery."
Coleman, 42, suffered the injury in his Utah home on Wednesday and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, manager John Alcantar said in a statement Friday.

Coleman was then transferred to the ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for further tests and treatment.

And there, things took a bad turn.

"As of mid-morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid," said Alcantar. "By early afternoon, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened.

"We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support." ~ Read more
diff'rent strokes was usually a cute show to watch back in the day. if the truth was known we probably watched it mostly to see dana plato.

nevertheless, gary coleman or "arnold" was the star of the show. one line probably from this episode that we remember mr. coleman delivering to a social worker who had come to interview the boys, she asked "arnold" didnt he miss being around black kids his own age? to which he replied "when i wanna see a black kid my age i just looks in the mirror." we still get a chuckle and pray that he recovers.
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