Breaking News: Gary Coleman Reported Dead at 42


While it has yet to be confirmed by a major news outlet, TMZ is reporting that actor Gary Coleman has died at the age of 42. Following a fall in his home on Wednesday, Coleman suffered a serious brain hemorrhage, and had been on life support in an intensive care unit at a Utah hospital.

Coleman broke into acting in the late ’70s/early ’80s as Arnold Jackson on Diff’rent Strokes, where his catchphrase “What’cu Talkin Bout Willis” made him into a household name. A congenital kidney disease, which slowed his growth in childhood, resulted in both his small stature (4’8″), two kidney transplants, and daily dialysis; earlier this year he suffered from an unexplained seizure on the set of The Insider. He is survived by his wife Shannon Price.

Update: The Utah Valley Regional Medical Center has confirmed Coleman’s death.