/Vale – Gary Coleman

Vale – Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman - 1968-2010

Today the entertainment industry mourns the passing of Diff’rent Strokes actor, Gary Coleman, who died last night of a brain haemorrhage. Coleman is best known as the short statured Arnold Jackson on the TV show Diff’rent Strokes, with his oft parodied catchphrase “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout Willis?” the show’s most recognisable line. Coleman, who’s career stalled to B-movie projects and reality TV in the years since Strokes went off air, had a turbulent life in and out of court (he successfully sued his parents for misappropriation of the wealth he accumulated on Diff’rent Strokes) before slipping and banging his head during the week, after suffering the haemorrhage.
Gary Coleman was only 42.

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