I hate to be the one to provide a sad start to your weekend folks, but we have just learned that Gary Coleman has passed away today at the age of 42. There were reports that he had suffered a serious injury in Utah earlier this week, and had been rushed to the hospital. It turns out that he had experienced a brain hemorrhage and fell into critical condition. Coleman’s wife Shannon had to make the difficult decision to take him off life support early this morning.
Gary Coleman will always be remembered as the star of the ’80s TV show Diff’rent Strokes and his catch phrase, “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” He struggled for years to drop the baggage that comes from being known as a child star, and was most recently seen on screen in An American Carol and the documentary Midgets Vs. Mascots. I’m guessing these are not things he really wants to be remembered for, but hey, that’s what we’ve got Diff’rent Strokes marathons for. More info on his death is expected to be forthcoming. Rest in peace, buddy.