Gary Coleman Passes Away at 42
2010 hasn't been kind to former kid stars and teen icons. The latest breaking news is that Diff'rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman has passed away this morning due to injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the week.
The actor, best known for his diminutive size and popular catch phrase, "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?", was pulled off life support by his wife at 12:05 PM. Coleman was suffering from intracranial hemorrhaging due to falling and hurting his head in Utah, where he was rushed to a hospital early Thursday. A press conference will be held from the hospital today at 3:00 PST.
Coleman's rep passed along this statement:
"Thanks to everyone for their well wishing and support during this tragic time. Now that Gary has passed, we know he will be missed because of all the love and support shown in the past couple of days. Gary is now at peace and his memory will be kept in the hearts of those who were entertained by him throughout the years."