'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Gary Coleman, 42, dies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/28/10

'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Gary Coleman, 42, dies

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman has passed away. The former child star died Friday after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center said, Coleman was taken off life support.

Coleman was best known for his work on "Diff'rent Strokes," in which he played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man. His popularity faded when the show ended after six seasons on NBC and two on ABC. He suffered continuing health problems from the kidney disease that stunted his growth, and had a host of legal problems. Coleman was 42 years old.

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