View Full Version : RIP Gary Coleman

05-28-2010, 01:17 PM
What a fucked up month!

PROVO, Utah — Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. MDT.

Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became a star after "Diff'rent Strokes" debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.

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His popularity faded when the show ended after six seasons on NBC and two on ABC.

Coleman suffered continuing ill health from the kidney disease that stunted his growth and had a host of legal problems in recent years.

Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City.

A statement from the family said he was conscious and lucid until midday Thursday, when his condition worsened and he slipped into unconsciousness. Coleman was then placed on life support.

source: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37386129/ns/today-entertainment/?ns=today-entertainment

05-28-2010, 01:30 PM
Damn that came out of nowhere.
RIP Nonetheless.

05-28-2010, 02:09 PM
^ What s/he said. I read that and I was like "wtf?"

RIP, Gary.

05-28-2010, 04:52 PM

05-28-2010, 06:57 PM
Why are all of the stars dying?

05-28-2010, 09:30 PM
Goodnight sweet prince

05-28-2010, 11:08 PM
I woke up around 8am (Los Angeles time) and heard on KROQ that he was in critical care; they couldn't perform a surgery because he wasn't conscious. Then...in the afternoon, I hear he dies. Fuck, things are a changing...

05-29-2010, 05:32 AM
He truly lived a short life.

05-29-2010, 06:12 AM
Glad he won't be on the local news anymore. I hated that he lived in Utah, because the few times he'd go out in public he'd cause a scene and wind up on the evening news looking like a jack ass.

05-29-2010, 07:36 AM
umm....wow o_O shouldn't we try and keep it a little respectful? :P We were asked nicely to do the same in the other obituaries as well.

05-29-2010, 07:57 AM
I'm sure he meant little by it. His life really was cut short.

05-29-2010, 07:59 AM
The guy acted like a tool, and a diva out in public, so i'm just calling it how I see it. Dying doesn't atone people from how they lived.

05-29-2010, 09:31 AM
^ As far as I know he wasn't raping children or punching old people, save for a slightly ambiguous assault charge. He had some problems sure, but don't you think that's a result of being a huge child star, whose life was constantly hounded by the media? Don't blame a dead man for the faults placed upon him by society.

Death does not atone a certain lifestyle no, just as disrespecting the dead amongst those who mourn him doesn't make you edgy.

05-29-2010, 09:52 AM
Who said shit about trying to be edgy? The guy lived in my state, and on multiple occassions would get into fights or just straight up insult people who even said hello. Sure, you can say it's because he was a child star - but it's just as likely it's because he was a little twat with an ego. And the guy was hardly hounded by the media, he lived on a ranch in Utah. Not really what I'd call being in the spotlight (or the flash of the papparazi).

Fuck being PC.

05-29-2010, 10:18 AM
I wasn't really trying to start a big fight or anything :/ I don't doubt the guy was a prick, most people in his position are. I was just trying to say that people were asked to be a bit more considerate for the same sorts of comments in the Slipknot thread is all. I have major respect for you and all, just an observation.

p.s. I know the response about the edgy thing was aimed at someone else. I'm just clarifying my original intent.

05-29-2010, 10:39 AM
You know, I've learned something important here. God Bless you Gary!


01-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Pray tell, what are you elaborating, Willis?

01-29-2012, 12:38 PM
I know a woman who looks like Gary Coleman. lol I don't think she knows people have called it though.

01-29-2012, 12:53 PM
I used to watch Diff'rent Strokes on Trouble as a child. It was definitely one of my favourite 80's sitcoms, alongside Married with Children (even though most of the series were in the 90's, but it started off around 1987).

I was quite shocked the first time I heard that Gary Coleman died, since I used to enjoy watching him a lot on Diff'rent Strokes. I know this is old news, but it is a really tragic loss.


01-30-2012, 06:22 AM
I completely forgot that he already died and thought this was a new thread.

01-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Cellar Owl - I know, right? Too bad the thread got cut short. ;)

01-30-2012, 03:21 PM
^ hahah I thought he just died too.

It's too bad he never reached those heights he aspired to

01-30-2012, 03:55 PM

01-30-2012, 06:16 PM
^ Come on man, show some respect for the dead.

01-30-2012, 06:30 PM
^ lol.
That picture made me laugh.

01-30-2012, 08:04 PM
If Gary Coleman didn't want to be the subject of that cartoon, he probably shouldn't have agreed for it to be the basis of The Gary Coleman Show.

01-31-2012, 12:22 AM
dat ass on S.D's picture.

if gary coleman didn't want to get made fun of then he shouldn't have died.

he had a show?