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Former Child Star Gary Coleman Dead at 42

Former child TV star Gary Coleman died Friday after doctors took him off life support, Fox News confirms. The " Diff'rent Strokes " star had slipped into a coma after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home Wednesday. He was 42.Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank says life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. MDT.Coleman was conscious and lucid until midday Thursday, when his condition worsened and he slipped into unconsciousness. Coleman had continuing ill health from a kidney disease he suffered as a child. He had at least two kidney transplants and had ongoing dialysis.SLIDESHOW: 'Child Actor Gary Coleman: 1968 - 2010Coleman is best known for his stint on "Diff'rent Strokes," which aired from 1978 to 1986.With his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, he became a star after "Diff'rent Strokes" debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.SLIDESHOW: Then/Now - ...

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