Gary Coleman died today because of the injuries he suffered earlier this week. Gary Coleman, who by age 11 had skyrocketed to become TV’s brightest star but as an adult could never quite land on solid footing, has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42.
Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, where he had been in a coma.
Gary’s wife, Shannon, made the decision to pull life support early this AM.
We’re told Coleman died at 12:05 PM MST. He died of a intracranial hemorrhage.
Family members and close friends were at Coleman’s side when life support was pulled.
“Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated,” says a hospital statement. “Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them.”
The actor suffered an intracranial hemorrhage at his Utah home on Wednesday night. On Thursday, he was “conscious and lucid,” the statement says, “but by early afternoon that same day, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened.”