Gary Coleman

After soaring to fame as the star of hit sitcom <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV0000000722" title="Diff'rent Strokes (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/diffrent-strokes-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV0000000722.topic">"Diff'rent Strokes,"</a> his post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor. he was 42. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gary-coleman-20100529,0,2088052.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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After soaring to fame as the star of hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," his post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor. he was 42. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2010

Notable film and television deaths of 2010

Notable sports deaths of 2010

Notable political deaths of 2010

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