It wasn’t an easy life for Gary Coleman post-child TV stardom. And on Friday the actor, 42, died in a Utah hopsital after sustaining a brain hemorrhage in a fall in his home Wednesday.
Coleman had been in a coma and on life support after taking a turn for the worse Thursday, after being diagnosed with an intracranial hemorrhage. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g3OyfmCGRl1ZP4nVlOgldt-xvjawD9FVVV681
Coleman was being treated at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, where he passed away. He suffered his hemorrhage, which can be bleeding inside the brain or next to it, after falling Wednesday at his home in Santaquin, which is south of Salt Lake City.
“Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated,” the hospital said in a statement. “Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them.”
The actor, known for his role on “Diff’rent Strokes,” seemed fine, and was conscious, until the middle of Thursday, when he slipped into a coma.
Coleman has been plagued by health problems, and just this February had a seizure while on the set of celebrity TV-magazine show ”The Insider.” He’s had several kidney transplants, as well.
After the accident in his home Wednesday, Coleman was first taken to Mountain View Hospital in Payton. Subsequently, he was transferred to Utah Valley, a regional medical facility, for more tests and treatments.
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