Friday, May 28, 2010

Gary Coleman Passes Away

On this date May 28, 2010 Gary Coleman passed quickly and peacefully with his wife and family by his side when they removed him from life support this morning.  Two days prior to this on May 26, 2010 it is said that Coleman fell and hit his head and was immediately rushed to the hospital in Provo,Utah at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. He aged to be 42 years old. Gary Coleman was born in February 8, 1968.
He was well known for his famous catchphrase in the Diff'rent Strokes show "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" At the height of his fame on Diff'rent Strokes, he earned as much as $100,000 per episode as Arnold Jackson.  He acted small roles in other sitcoms as well like The Jeffersons and Good Times.
He was described in the 1980's as "one of television's most promising stars." Coleman suffered a intercranial hemorrhage and slipped into a coma. Life support was terminated when it became clear that he was not going to recover.
 Coleman was born in Zion Illinois.  He was adopted by Edmonia Sue, a nurse practitioner, and W.G. Coleman, a fork-lift operator.  Gary Coleman suffered from a congenital kidney disease caused by focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (an autoimmune destruction and alteration of the kidney), which halted his growth at an early age, leading to a small stature (4 ft 8 in; 1.42 m) and his childlike appearance. He underwent twokidney transplants over the years, one in 1973 and one in 1984, and required daily dialysis.
Coleman was a candidate for governor in the 2003 Califonia recall election.  This campaign was sponsored by the free newsweekly East bay Express as a satirical comment on the recall. After Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy, Coleman stated that he would be voting for Schwarzenegger. Coleman placed  8th out of 135 canadates, receiving an impressive 14,242 votes.
Coleman went out and secretly wed his girlfriend after knowing her for five months, Shannon Price, 22, on August 28, 2007They met on the set of the 2006 comedy film Church Ball. On May 1 and 2, 2008, Coleman and his wife appeared on the show Divorce Court to air their differences in front of Judge Lynn Toler. Unlike regular Divorce Court participants, they appeared on the show with the intent to save their marriage rather than separate.
Coleman suffered a seizure on the set of The Insider on February 26, 2010. Dr.Drew Pinsky, who was with Coleman at the time, assisted him until paramedics arrived.

Rest In Peace Gary, you will be missed...

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