R.I.P. Gary Coleman

28 May

After a suffering a brain hemorrhage early Friday, actor Gary Coleman has died.  Coleman had been in a hospital in Utah, where he was in a coma prior to his death.

Unable to breakaway from the role that defined his career, Arnold Jackson/Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes, Coleman dealt with much adversity in his 42 years of life.  Controversy surrounded the actor from his early acting days when it was reported that his earnings from the hit sitcom were being wasted away by his parents.

In his later years, Coleman faced a variety of criminal charges and was also reported as being abrasive and standoff-ish with those he came in contact with.  He married for the first time in 2008 and his wife was by his bedside when he passed away.

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