Breaking News: Actor Gary Coleman Has Died
Actor Gary Coleman has died. Celebrity news website TMZ is reporting that the actor's wife, Shannon, made the decision to pull life support earlier today.
The family of former child television star Gary Coleman had announced that he was on life support and unconscious after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home. He needs "your thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy and full recovery," said his manager John Alcantar.
Alcantar said in a statement that Coleman, 42, suffered severe bleeding in his skull at his home south of Salt Lake City on Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital and was conscious and lucid by mid- morning Thursday, but by afternoon, his condition worsened and was slipping in and out of consciousness.
The Diff'rent Strokes star had a history of health problems. He had been battling kidney disease since his childhood, and also had heart surgery last fall.
Coleman, who was hospitalized earlier this year having having a seizure on the set of The Insider, lived in Santaquin, about 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. He was best known for his stint on TV's Diff'rent Strokes, which aired from 1978 to 1986.