Damn… dude did live hard though.

The cops were always on him and he was always involved in something that was getting him caught up, whether it was beating on his wife or his debt problems.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank says life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. MDT.

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Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became a star after “Diff’rent Strokes” debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.

Photos: Gary Coleman through the years

His popularity faded when the show ended after six seasons on NBC and two on ABC.

He suffered continuing ill health from the kidney disease that stunted his growth and had a host of legal problems in recent years.

This show killed me when I was a kid.  Where is Mr. Drummond when you need him now?  Well, with the exception of Todd Bridges, there is a reunion show in heaven right now.