The Diff'rent Strokes star's condition is worsening, his manager tells PEOPLE

By Mike Fleeman Lesley Messer
May 28, 2010 11:50 AM
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Gary Coleman has suffered a brain hemorrhage and his condition has progressively worsened, his manager tells PEOPLE.

The 42-year-old Diff’rent Strokes star is now unconscious and on life support in a coma. His wife is at his side in the hospital.

“We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers for speedy recovery,” says manager John Alcantar.

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The actor hurt his head Wednesday when he fell in his Utah home, and was taken to a local hospital. He was then transferred to the intensive care unit at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

“He’s unconscious and on life support at the moment,” Alcantar says. “He had a brain hemorrhage and he was lucid but he went unconscious [Thursday] afternoon.”