Sitcom actor and tabloid staple Gary Coleman, 42, died on Friday (May 28) at 12:05 p.m. (Mountain Time), after slipping into a critical condition on Thursday following an earlier fall in which he hit his head. He was admitted to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on Wednesday after hitting his head in an unexplained fall and had reportedly slipped into critical condition by the next day. On Friday, doctors announced that he was unconscious and on life support in a coma due to an intracranial hemorrhage, which results from a broken or ruptured blood vessel causes bleeding inside the skull.
“Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated,” read a hospital statement according to a People magazine report on the actor, who had moved to Utah in 2005. “Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them.”