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Gary Coleman Dead at 42

Gary Coleman Dead at 42

Gary Coleman died after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Friday morning (May 28).

The 42-year-old actor reportedly fell and hurt his head and has been in a coma on life support at a Provo hospital in Utah since Thursday.

The 4’8″ star’s signature line on Diff’rent Strokes as his character Arnold Jackson: “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”

Our deepest condolences go out to Gary‘s friends and family, especially his wife Shannon Price. RIP!

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  • African Girl

    Whoa! This is so sad!!



  • Nicole


  • Mrs.T,

    Rest in peace! :(

  • damienserrano

    yes too sad!!!!!!!!!!!…………RIP Gary

  • KJones


    very sorry to read about this.

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  • Sav.

    Rest in peace

  • GossipG1rl54

    This is sad news indeed. We were fans and we hope nothing but peace for him and his family now.
    It’s a shock to not just us, but also the celebrity world at this loss of the beloved child actor:

    RIP Gary Coleman, you’ll live on in our hearts and TVs forever.

  • theoonethatlovesrihrih

    shame rip

  • unbelieveable

    Rip, see you on the other side one day.

  • dani

    So sad, RIP bro

  • jenny

    RIP so sad,1st Dana Plato now him,what a tragedy

  • Paula

    May you finally rest in peace, Gary*

  • garycoleman4life

    This is truly sad. I believe he was one of the finest actors of our time and never did get the critical acclaim he so richly deserved. RIP GARY YOU WILL BE MISSED.

  • Butter_Fly

    Yes. Very sad. He definitely had a hard life.The public and even his own family didn’t help matters much. I mean, he went years being ridiculed. Don’t wait until someone is dead to show respect. Whether he had a temper or not, no one deserved as much crap that he had to put up with. RIP.

  • the Count

    rest in peace Arnold

  • Kirsten

    He had a very controversial life. It’s sad that he died at such a young age. RIP, Gary.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    ..people better not start acting like they care about him.

  • releka

    He’s in a better place.

  • joneblaze

    I dont think Gary ever got over being betrayed by his step parents,so there was always a cloud of sadness over his head.
    But when i met him about 3 years ago,he never displayed anger or sadness he smiled,was gracious,funny,and talkative.
    And thats how i choose to remember him R.I.P Gary

  • busted


    just so….so SAD

    IN the arms of an Angel now…

  • Pat

    Wow RIP Gary Coleman you will be missed by many fans.

  • rhonda

    RIP, Gary, he had such a difficult life after different strokes. Much sympathy to family and friends.

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  • sam

    another ‘hollywood’ death. good lord.

  • Drew

    RIP GARY COLEMAN, we miss you. I’m still shocked ! My heart goes to his family

  • Di

    May you found peace.

  • Joanne

    RIP gary

  • tiff

    wtchu talkin bout willis!!!?????
    R.I.P NOO

  • Sheigh

    So tragical.
    This guy had such a hard life!
    RIP with angels!

  • Susan

    My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Gary Coleman.

  • Pete

    What I will point out is how it’s a bit shady and crude that his white trash-trailer park-lady friend-spouse that is Shannon, decided to take him off life support.

  • Anon

    Rest in peace, Gary. You never gave up against your struggles, no matter how many life or people threw in your way. May you be rest now with Dana and her son. God bless his loved ones and fans.

  • happy girl

    RIP Gary. What a hard life you had but you gave a lot of love and smiles too with a show that will never ever go out of smiles “whatchoo talkin’ bout Willis?”. RIP dear Gary.

  • Tata

    I’m so sad to hear that. He’ll always be Arnold to me. :(

  • daffodil

    Rest In Peace.

  • George (from Portugal)

    So sad, I saw a documentary about him last night! =/
    RIP Gary!

  • AutumnM

    Poor Gary! He was so unhappy in his life. Hope he’s at peace now. Such a great kid actor tho. He will be missed.

    Prayers go out to his family and loved ones


  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @Drew: you miss him?! what do you miss?!? what has he done in the past 20 years that you will miss??? Gary Coleman has done nothing but embarrass himself and get in trouble. and all people have done is mock him. i honestly don’t even think the guy has any family aside from his “wife”.

  • D

    R.I.P. Gary!!

  • fineazzman

    @ infamouslycool. Its called showing compassion for somebody that has just died a tragic death. I know that is something that your “no soul having @zz” cannot comprehend but it is comforting to see so many people wish him well in the afterlife. and as for infamouslycool- do humanity a favor and commit suicide. the planet will be better for it. RIP GARY COLEMAN.

  • Cheyenne

    Rest in Peace. I hope all your hard times are over and that you are in a better place. Thanks for the memories. You will for sure always be remembered as that little kid *Willis* who made a lot of people laugh.

  • Lindsay Love

    He will be missed

  • AreYouKiddingMe

    Ugh. His eyes are so sad here. I do hope he’s found eternal rest.

  • shaleen

    RIP Gary Coleman! Many ups and downs in his life but he was a cool guy!

  • Venom

    R.I.P. Gary.
    In a way I am happy that you are finally dead so that you no longer have to deal with all the bullsh!t that has been thrown your way all your life.
    You made a lot of people very very rich, millions, even billions and when you needed them they screwed you over and did not take care of you.
    They could have given you some money, bought you a house and made sure you did not have to end up working as a security guard.

    May those that stole from you and screwed you over burn in eternal hell.
    I hope the money was worth it to them.

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  • RIP Gary Coleman

    Always be remembered and made my childhood happy.

    His fans will miss him. I feel like all my childhood heroes are going too soon.

  • unbelieveable

    @imfamously cool
    you truly are a pathetic excuse for a human. Just remeber karma’s a bit*c and you’ll get what’s coming to you one day and God have mercy on your soul when that happens.

  • miss ya

    the problem was, is that, hollyweird was his family… rip GC