Gary Coleman Dead at age 42
By Chris Loomis
Gary Coleman, one of the infamous child actors of the late 1970’s television show Diff’rent Strokes, died today in Provo, Utah at 12:05 PM. He passed due to an intracranial hemorrhage.
Gary Coleman was hospitalized earlier this week on Wednesday May 26, 2010 after falling and hitting his head at his home in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. By mid-day Thursday he was listed as being in critical condition and was said to be in a coma on life support. He never recovered and was removed from life support today. He was pronounced dead at 12:05 PM Utah time.
Gary Coleman was certainly known for his role as one of two adopted brothers on Diff’rent Strokes, but he also played in such shows as The Jeffersons, Good Times, and The Facts of Life. Although he had not had a significant role since childhood he is remembered fondly by many.
In adulthood he was plagued by life’s drama. He had marital issues that aired on television’s Divorce Court. He sued his own parents for misappropriation of funds, plead no contest to a charge of assault, was cited for disorderly conduct twice, ran over a young man in the parking lot of a bowling alley, and as recently as January of this year was arrested in Utah for domestic violence.
Coleman was born in Zion, Illinois on February 8, 1968. He is survived by his wife of three years, Shannon Price.