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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Salty, May 28, 2010.
This report says Coleman died of injurys
I saw that, but it didn't interest me enough to read it. I always wonder, though, if these celebrities that die knew the Lord. I doubt that very many of them do or did.
Boy, "Different Strokes" sure had their share of real-life tragic stories, huh?
I always felt bad for Gary Coleman. I think he was dealt a bad hand with the many health issues he faced, his family saw him as nothing but a source of income, and his erratic behavior shows that he had some pretty serious emotional demons to deal with.
It's sad that in the last half of his life, he was known more for being the punchline of a joke than for anything good. Some of that was the result of bad decisions on his part, some was just the result of the cruelty of people.
I remember many years ago, back when he was still famous, reading an interview in which that said that his health issues were so severe that he was not expected to live long past twenty.
I can only hope that he repented and received Christ before he died.
In related news, Dennis Hopper died today. I was always happy that he was able to turn his life around.
Gary Coleman's life is a sad story. He, and his two other co-stars from Different Strokes became the story news media loves to exploit. Child stars, huge salaries, gone bad, gone really bad, trying to get back up, then never do.
Exhibit A on the graceless nature of the world.
I was sad to Dennis Hopper had passed away too. I pray they both found God's grace before they departed this world.
My favorite line is actually an outtake from American Carol :
Michael Malone: Dennis Hopper! What happened to you? You were my hero! You were the one who told me not to trust anybody over thirty, how the government was lying to us, how America victimized minorities and oppressed the poor around the world, how we had to stop the war!
Dennis Hopper: I was on drugs, kid. What's your excuse?