Famous child actor Gary Colmen has reportedly passed away today (May 29) at the age of 42.
According to reports, he was hospitalized and in critical condition since earlier this week.
Coleman was pronounced dead after he suffered from a brain hemorrhage. He suffered an injury in his home in Utah on Wednesday, and his condition significantly worsened and he was placed on life support. When he was admitted, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center John Alcantar representative said, “We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support.” (Holly Scoop)
Actress Taraj Henson shared her shocked reaction on Twitter following the reports.
“RT @BrazilianHoneyL Gary Coleman gas died today at age 42….. So sad and so young…..<- I heard he was in critical condit. earlier. WOW!” (Taraj Henson’s Twitter)
Rocker Travis Barker, actress Lauren London and producer duo Cool & Dre paid homage to the actor’s legacy.
“RIP Gary Coleman.” (Travis Barker’s Twitter)
“RT @valeisha: RIP Gary Coleman” (Lauren London’s Twitter)
“Photo: R.I.P. GARY COLEMAN…. http://tumblr.com/xbgam0c7a” (Cool & Dre’s Twitter)
Radio host DJ Clue remembered Coleman’s earlier acting days.
“I used to never miss an episode of Different Strokes..used to watch just to hear that famous phrase “What Chu Talkin Bout Willis” RIP Gary C” (DJ Clue’s Twitter)
Coleman is most known for his role in the television show, “Diff’rent Strokes.”
On Diff’rent Strokes, he played precocious Arnold Jackson, who, with his brother Willis (Todd Bridges), was adopted by a wealthy, white Manhattan man (Conrad Bain) and his daughter (Dana Plato). Coleman’s pudgy cheeks and flawless comic timing made him the break-out star of the popular series, which ran from 1978-86. His signature line, “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” became a national catchphrase. (USA Today)
Check out Gary Coleman’s legacy down below: