Gary Coleman passed away today at the age 42 after suffering a brain hemorrhage two days ago from a fall at his house according to People. The hospital released this statement, “Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated. Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them.” No word who exactly was at his side, but I am assuming his wife, Shannon Price of almost 3 years was with him.
Although it seemed like he had the future in his hands when he was on Diff’rent Strokes, as he got older he had a lot of issues and run-ins with the law. Let’s not remember him for those, but remember him as that cute chubby cheeked actor who would said “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” and won our hearts.
Back when I was kid I had a huge crush on him, so his death is hitting me hard. Hopefully now he is finding happiness and standing 7′ tall in heaven!
Two days after reportedly falling in his home, KABC is reporting that Gary Coleman is in unconscious and on life support. His spokesperson said that he suffered severe bleeding in his skull. He added that when he arrived at the hospital he was lucid, but by yesterday afternoon he started slipping in and out of consciousness.
Hopefully the Diff’rent Strokes will be OK. Pray for him because he needs all of our prayers.
Gary Coleman was on The Insider and he was asked by attorney Lisa Bloom, if he abused his wife and he told her to f*ck off before storming off the set. We all have all seen the reports that he has anger issues, but I agree with Carnie Wilson that she was provoking him. When she saw him getting upset she should have laid off of him until he calmed down and then asked him again. But coming at him like that was so not cool. It is good TV, but not cool.
Gary Colemas was arrested on a domestic-violence warrant from 2009 according to The New York Post. At this point it is unknown what incident that warrant is for, but Santaquin, Utah police said they would release more information later today.
BTW who else thinks that is the scariest mug shot photo they have seen of a celebrity to date?
Gary Coleman shot some interviews on the set of his upcoming movie (yes he actually has one) called Midgets vs. Mascots. Part of me is thinking his reaction is all an act and then the other part of me is thinking it might just be real! What do you think?
Here is the trailer for the movie that is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival at the end of the month.
Gary Coleman really doesn't like his photo taken, so much so he allegedly hit the guy with his car according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Coleman, 40, was backing out of a Payson bowling alley around midnight Friday when his truck hit another car and a pedestrian identified as Colt Reston, 24, Wright said. Witnesses said Coleman became irritated after Reston photographed him. The two argued in the bowling alley and then moved outside, Wright said.
Reston was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident because neither Coleman nor Reston were cooperative at the scene, Wright said. Police didn't issue citations to either man.
Wright said there are "indications" that alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Looks like Gary Coleman will be going back to anger management class.
BTW the article mentioned that he is still living with his wife, who would have thought they would have lasted this long!
Jimmy Kimmel put it best last night on his show, Gary Coleman and Shannon Price should get a reality show on VH1. Seriously that show would be hot…it would make the girls on Rock of Love look like nuns and the girls on Flavor of Love like librarians. So VH1 please please please offer them a show I am sure it would be your biggest show to date!!!
NBC will re-visit one of television’s most popular comedy series — "Diff’rent Strokes" — with a movie that serves as a powerful cautionary tale about the tragedies and challenges facing the child stars of the sitcom as well as all child stars in "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’" premiering on Monday, Sept. 4 (8-10 p.m. ET). Original cast members Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges participated in the movie and will also appear in on-camera interviews. "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’" not only takes viewers behind the scenes of the popular sitcom, but also follows the lives of Coleman, Bridges and fellow star Dana Plato in the years after the series went off the air as their personal lives spiraled downward. In addition, it also examines the pitfalls of child stardom.