Sick Celebrities


Gary Coleman passes away at 42


‘Diff’rent Strokes’ star Gary Coleman passed away in a hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was just 42 years old. Gary had been rushed to hospital, where he was said to be suffering from a “serious medical problem”, as we reported yesterday.

According to Gary’s manager, Gary had an intracranial brain hemorrhage, which saw him conscious when he at first went to hospital on Thursday, but his condition deteriorated quickly. Gary passed away at noon on Friday.

“He was removed from life support; soon thereafter, he passed quickly and peacefully,” his manager John Alcantar told PEOPLE. “By Gary’s bedside were his wife and other close family members.”

Gary shot to fame as a child for his role in ‘Diff’rent Strokes’, a successful TV show that ran from 1978 to 1986. Gary, who as an adult had difficulty sustaining his huge success, has had a myriad of medical problems.

Born with a congenital kidney disease, Gary had two kidney transplants by the time he was 14 and has had to endure many bouts of dialysis.

Other celebrities who have made recent trips to hospitals include Bret Michaels, Bono and Mindy McCready.

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