May 28th, 2010
02:48 PM ET

Gary Coleman dead at 42

Actor Gary Coleman, who had suffered from intracranial brain bleeding and was on life support in the intensive care unit of a Utah hospital, has died, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.

Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated, Janet Frank said.

Coleman, 42, fell ill at his Santaquin, Utah, home Wednesday evening and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital, a Coleman spokesman said in a statement released Friday.

Later Wednesday night he was taken to another hospital - Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo - where he had been listed in critical condition, the spokesman said.

Coleman is best known as the wisecracking youngster Arnold Drummond on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes" from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s.

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  1. Protip

    Whatchu' talkin' 'bout, Willis?

    May 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hurpn'durp

    lol!

    May 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Insane mommy

    How said RIP! a life cut too short

    May 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ultros

    Guess you could say he got the

    short end of the straw

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    May 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. diaryofamisEducatedblackman

    Oh wow, I just read he was on life support too, sad story. http://diaryofamiseducatedblackman.com/

    May 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. billy

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    May 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. warren smith

    WHO IS GARY COLEMAN
    IS HE THE KID THAT PLAYED ON DIFFER STROKES

    May 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. John leddo

    HE DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

    May 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John leddo

    HA HA HA

    May 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ace

    RIP Gary! You were one of a kind & American icon in Diff'rent Strokes-
    http://www.ucubd.com/mashups/Gary_Coleman_is_awesome_2305.html
    Thanks for the memories!

    May 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Allison

    RIP Gary! Show your support for Gary and join his tribute Fan Page!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Gary-Coleman/120920374614895

    May 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Alphonso T. Watt

    Gary...we hardly knew ye...He'll be missed and he lives on forever in reruns. Good job playa.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AkaSuitor

    Bummer. He had a hard life to begin with. Then apparently his managers took millions from him.

    May 29, 2010 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. t h u g

    Pour out a liquor for the homie...

    May 29, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. ruffnutt

    hopefully he stays dead... i hate zombies.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
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