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The Diff’rent Strokes Curse

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, NBC, Gossip, Video,

It’s hard to pinpoint just when the whispers began - though it’s widely-accepted that they started well before Dana Plato’s 1999 suicide. It’s possible the theory of the curse started in 1988, when Todd Bridges was tried for the murder of an alleged drug dealer. Gary Coleman made headlines the following year when he sued his parents for misappropriation of funds—and made more when he allegedly assaulted a woman in 1998. Dana Plato, broke and with no acting prospects in sight, began working at a dry cleaner’s in 1991.

If you look at each of their stories, particularly hours after , it’s not too hard to believe in the Diff’rent Strokes curse.

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Diff’rent Strokes Co-Stars Remember Gary Coleman

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Former co-stars have released statements following the news of .

Janet Jackson, who appeared on several episodes of Diff’rent Strokes, will “remember him as the fun, playful, adorable and affectionate man he was. He has left a lasting legacy.” Gary Coleman initially met Janet when he appeared on Good Times, where Jackson starred as a series regular, in 1978.

Todd Bridges, who played ’s older brother Willis, also released a statement. “It’s a sad day. It’s sad that I’m the last kind alive from the show.”

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Gary Coleman Dead at Age 42

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, the former child star best known for playing Arnold Jackson Diff’rent Strokes, died today in a Utah hospital. He was 42.

The actor’s passing comes only two days after falling and hitting his head at home. He was eventually transferred to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for bleeding in his brain. Despite initially being conscious and lucid, he quickly slipped into a coma was listed in critical condition.

TMZ reports that Coleman’s wife, Shannon Price, made the decision this morning to take Gary off life support.

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