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'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Gary Coleman Dies

Family: Coleman On Life Support, Unconscious
Former Child TV Star In Critical Condition
JENNIFER DOBNER, Associated Press Writer

POSTED: Thursday, May 27, 2010
UPDATED: 11:00 am CDT May 28, 2010


SALT LAKE CITY -- The family of former child television star Gary Coleman says he is on life support and unconscious after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home.

Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday evening at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on Friday released the statement on behalf of Coleman's family. It says Coleman's condition worsened on Thursday and he slipped into unconsciousness.

The statement says the 42-year-old actor has not had any surgery because of his condition.

Coleman has lived in Utah since 2005. He's best known for his stint on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes," which aired from 1978 to 1986.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gary Coleman's family is asking fans to pray for the former child television star, who is in critical condition at a Utah hospital suffering from what they call a "serious medical problem."

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said Friday morning that Coleman remains in critical condition, but said she couldn't release any other details.

The 42-year-old actor was admitted to the Provo hospital on Wednesday. He has lived in Utah since 2005.

He's best known for his stint on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes," which aired from 1978 to 1986.

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