According to http://www.tmz.com (although I saw it first on the Huffington Post website), Gary Coleman has died at the age of 42 after being taken off life support.
He was in a coma following a fall at his home.
Coleman, best known for being Arnold in the TV Sitcom Diff’rent Strokes used to say, “What’choo talkin’ ’bout?” to his big brother all the time. That catch phrase got to be so big that it was used at least once per show to large applause.
Gary was cast for the show because of a congenital kidney defect, more commonly known as Nephritis which stunted his growth and would never allow his body to grow more than 4’ 8”. Gary underwent kidney transplant surgery in 1974 and again in 1984, which resulted in daily dialysis for the remainder of his life.
Health issues aside, Gary made it back into the public eye due to a much publicized battle with his adopted parents and his former manager for misappropriation of his trust fund from his days on Diff’rent Strokes. He was finally awarded close to $1.3 million in February of 1993. In 1999, Coleman filed for personal bankruptcy, which he claimed was due to mismanagement of his finances. He married in 2009.
Gary Coleman dead at age 42… What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Urban Daddy?