Friday, May 28, 2010

Gary Coleman (1968 -2010)

As a Dark kid growing up in the Ateneo, most of my classmates would kid around and call me Garrido Coleman! Back then, one of the more popular television shows was Different Strokes which starred one of the promising child actors in the 80's - Gary Coleman. I myself was amused by the genius and comedic timing of Gary Coleman. Unfortunately after his childhood he literally never grew up because of an ailment. Gary suffered from a congenital kidney disease which halted his growth at an early age - he was 4 feet 8 and even as an adult still looked like a child. Even as a kid he still underwent two kidney transplants in 1973 and in 1984 which requires him daily dialysis. Gary suffered epidural hematoma after falling and hitting his head at his home. He was in coma and eventually died. Its just so sad to hear that another idol of mine has died.

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