OBITUARIES
California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives
LOCAL OBITUARIES

Gary Coleman | 1980

Lucille Ball, second from left, Gary Coleman, President Gerald Ford, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope and an unidentified woman ham it up for photographers at the Children's Diabetes Foundation's annual Carousel Ball in Denver in 1980. Born with failed kidneys, Coleman had undergone two transplants by age 14 and his growth was permanently stunted by the side effects of dialysis medications. Ed Andrieski / Associated Press
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