Gary Coleman, the former child star, best known for the late 1970s and 1980s television series, Diff'rent Strokes, died Friday, May, 28, 2010. This AP article via Yahoo is a good place for readers to go.
I felt sorry for Coleman, mainly because Hollywood ignored him after "Diff'rent Strokes," which surprised me. I always thought he had a persona tailored may to entertain us on TV and in film for decades, but that never happened. I must say that I was shocked to learn that "Diff'rent Strokes" ran for 8 seasons (7 on NBC and the last on ABC), from 1978 to 1986. I thought that it had only lasted a few seasons.
Anyway, Coleman was 42 years old.