Posted: May 28, 2010 12:53 PM by Greg Boyce
Former child TV star Gary Coleman died Friday at a Utah hospital after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home. He was 42 years old.
Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. He was admitted to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was conscious and lucid until midday Thursday, when his condition worsened and he slipped into unconsciousness. Coleman was then placed on life support.
Coleman has had continuing ill health from a kidney disease he suffered as a child. He had at least two kidney transplants and has ongoing dialysis.
The hospital did not give details on Coleman's condition beyond calling it an intracranial hemorrhage, which is bleeding inside the head.
However, Coleman's brother-in-law told TMZ that the actor sustained a head injury during a fall. His father-in-law, Dale Price, also told UsMagazine.com that Coleman fell.