Is the ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Curse Over?

One of Hollywood’s most notorious scourges, the so-called ‘Diff’frent Strokes’ ‘curse’ crept onward Friday with the death of Gary Coleman at age 42. It begs the question: Is it finally over? The child stars that emerged from the ’80s show struggled in their adult lives, coping with emotional pain, financial woes, drugs and arrests. With […]

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‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star Gary Coleman Dies

By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer PROVO, Utah — Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom ‘Diff’rent Strokes‘ whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said life support was terminated […]

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UPDATE: Gary Coleman Dies at 42

UPDATE: Former child star Gary Coleman has died at age 42, a publicist confirmed Friday. The ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ actor died of a brain hemorrhage at a Provo, Utah hospital Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Coleman suffered the trauma after hitting his head during a fall at his Utah home Wednesday and was rushed […]

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Dana Plato’s Son Commits Suicide

The son of the late Dana Plato, star of ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ has committed suicide. Tyler Lambert, 25, died of a self-inflicted gunshot last Thursday in Tulsa, Okla., nearly 11 years to the day his mother took her own life. He had been working as a cameraman and amateur songwriter. “It’s a shame that such a […]

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Gary Coleman Released From Jail

By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer SALT LAKE CITY — Actor Gary Coleman was released from a Utah jail Monday after being arrested over the weekend on a warrant for failing to appear in court, police said. Santaquin Police Chief Dennis Howard said officers went to the ‘Diff’rent Strokes‘ star’s home after a domestic disturbance […]

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