'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Gary Coleman Dead at 42
Actor Removed From Life Support After Intracranial Hemorrhage
Former child TV star Gary Coleman has died after an intracranial hemorrhage suffered earlier this week left him unconscious and on life support at a Utah hospital.
The former child star slipped into a coma after suffering a fall in Utah.
"Child actor Gary Coleman died at approximately 12:05 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center," said Janet Frank, a spokeswoman for the hospital, in an e-mailed statement. "Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated."
Coleman suffered the intracranial hemorrhage at his home in Utah Wednesday, possibly from a fall, though the exact circumstances have not been confirmed.
"He was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment," Coleman's publicist, John Alcantar, said in an e-mail to ABC News.
Later Wednesday evening, according to Alcantar, Coleman was moved to another hospital for more tests and treatment. By midday Thursday, Coleman had regained consciousness and was lucid.
But his condition soon grew more dire.
"As of mid morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid, but by early afternoon that same day, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened," the hospital statement said.