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Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby cmsahe » 28 May 2010 14:45

When I was little Diff'rent Strokes was a phenomenon here in Mexico, even today you can hear people quoting: What are you talking about Willis? I'm sorry to hear about the death of Gary Coleman.
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Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Coleman had been on life support since Thursday, after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage at his home in Santaquin, Utah, 90 kilometres south of Salt Lake City.

A statement released on behalf of Coleman's family said the 42-year-old suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday, but remained conscious and lucid until midday Thursday when his condition worsened and he was placed on life support.

He did not regain consciousness.

The statement, released by Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, in Provo, did not give details on Coleman's condition beyond calling it an intracranial hemorrhage, which is bleeding inside the head.

Coleman suffered from health problems for most of his life, having had at least two kidney transplants and ongoing dialysis from a a kidney disease he contracted as a child.

Last fall, he had heart surgery complicated by pneumonia, according to his lawyer Randy Kester.

In February, Coleman also suffered a seizure on the set of "The Insider."

Coleman is best known for his stint on the hit television show "Diff'rent Strokes," between 1978 and 1986.

After the series ended, Coleman went through a string of financial and legal problems, which his family acknowledged in its statement, saying he had "difficulties not only with health issues, but also with his personal and public life."

"At times it may not have been apparent, but he always had fond memories of being an entertainer and appreciates his fans for all their support over the years."

He moved to Utah in 2005 to star in the movie "Church Ball," a comedy based on basketball leagues formed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He met his wife Shannon Price on the movie set and married her in 2007.

In February, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour criminal mischief charge related to an April 2009 domestic violence incident at his home.
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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby Hunchback Jack » 28 May 2010 14:52

cmsahe wrote:Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.


There's an obvious joke there, but I'll spare us all.

Sad. Damn, that's young, too.

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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby SandRider » 28 May 2010 15:07

he'll live forever in legacy copies of Postal 2 ....

protip: enable cheats, and type whatchutalkinbout to turn all NPCs in the game into Gary ...




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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby Hunchback Jack » 28 May 2010 15:26

SandRider wrote:he'll live forever in legacy copies of Postal 2 ....


Heh. That game's great. Thought of it immediately after reading the original post.

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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby TheDukester » 28 May 2010 15:28

Christsakes, what a string of disasters for the actors on that show. Who knew that Todd Bridges would turn out to be the most well-rounded of them? :shock:
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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby Omphalos » 28 May 2010 16:35

First Harwood. Now Gary. I wonder who will be the third and final member of this celebrity death trifecta?

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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby Eyes High » 28 May 2010 16:50

Dang, this is the first I've heard of this. Dang !
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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby Nekhrun » 28 May 2010 18:02

TheDukester wrote:Christsakes, what a string of disasters for the actors on that show. Who knew that Todd Bridges would turn out to be the most well-rounded of them? :shock:

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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby Tleszer » 28 May 2010 20:49

Omphalos wrote:First Harwood. Now Gary. I wonder who will be the third and final member of this celebrity death trifecta?

This may not count for some people, but the writer for the Thundercats 1980s cartoon was murdered.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/hollywood/thundercats-cartoon-murder/
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Re: Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Postby SandChigger » 28 May 2010 20:59

Tleszer wrote:This may not count for some people, but the writer for the Thundercats 1980s cartoon was murdered.

NONSENSE! That counts as a public service in my book. :twisted:


I'm sorry Coleman has passed away, and a such a relatively young age.

I hated that "Different Strokes" show, but I did quite enjoy his later work as Geordi on ST:TNG.


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