I alerted you guys earlier this morning to the fact that Gary Coleman was hospitalized in critical condition, well… I’m sad to say that the actor has died today.
Coleman, the child star of the TV sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, died Friday (May 28th) after suffering an intercranial (brain) hemorrhage. He was 42 years old.
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank says life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m.
A resident of Santaquin, Utah, Coleman had been hospitalized Wednesday and lost consciousness the next day. He was taken off life support Friday afternoon with his family at his side, the hospital said.
Born with failed kidneys, Coleman had undergone two transplants by age 14 and his growth was permanently stunted by the side effects of dialysis medications.
n 1989, Mr. Coleman sued his adopted parents for mismanaging the money he made on the show and won a settlement, but later filed for bankruptcy. Over previous years, Coleman had been plagued with legal and financial issues, but had found him a wife and settled down.