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Former child TV star Gary Coleman dies

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The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Former child TV star Gary Coleman died Friday at a Utah hospital after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home. He was 42 years old.

Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. He was admitted to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was conscious and lucid until midday Thursday, when his condition worsened and he slipped into unconsciousness. Coleman was then placed on life support.

Coleman has had continuing ill health from a kidney disease he suffered as a child. He had at least two kidney transplants and has ongoing dialysis.

An ambulance was called to Coleman’s home Wednesday, and he was initially transported to Mountain View Hospital in Payson, the nearest medical facility, said Dennis Howard, Santaquin’s director of public safety.

The family statement says Coleman was later moved to the regional medical center in Provo for additional tests and treatment.

The hospital did not give details on Coleman’s condition beyond calling it an intracranial hemorrhage, which is bleeding inside the head.

However, Coleman's brother-in-law told TMZ that the actor sustained a head injury during a fall. His father-in-law, Dale Price, also told UsMagazine.com that Coleman fell.

Dr. Jennifer Majersik, a stroke specialist and assistant professor of neurology at the University of Utah, said intracranial hemorrhages can be broken vessels within the brain itself or next to it. Majersik, who is not involved in Coleman’s treatment and is unfamiliar with the case, said the most serious types involve a broken vessel inside the brain.

Hemorrhaging can also occur on the surface of the brain or in the protective layers between the brain and the skull, Majersik said.

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Very sad. This poor man was screwed over by his own parents for all the millions he earned as an actor. And then the media constantly harassed and ridiculed him when he had to work as a secuity guard. I don't blame Gary for being angry and bitter toward everyone as he probably felt everyone was out to screw him over.

RIP, Gary

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Very sad. This poor man was screwed over by his own parents for all the millions he earned as an actor. And then the media constantly harassed and ridiculed him when he had to work as a secuity guard. I don't blame Gary for being angry and bitter toward everyone as he probably felt everyone was out to screw him over.

RIP, Gary

Agreed. I just got into a debate with a guy at work (I think he was kind of trying to be a jack*ss though) claiming Gary was bitter and we don't know if his parents truly screwed him over. :rolleyes: He had a right to be bitter IMO, and it's said b/c I feel like he struggled with a lot of things after the show in large part b/c of his parents.

RIP

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It's kind of scary how easily you can die. Natasha Richardson just fell down during a skiing lesson, went home feeling fine, and then died.

Yeah.. that was bizaare.... Tennis Star Vitas Gerulitus died in his sleep when he was staying in a cabin and the AC unit malfunctioned and pumped carbon dioxide into his room

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