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What’cha Talkin’ About, Willis?

That familiar phrase is gonna be everywhere in the next news cycle.

Gary Coleman died this morning in a Utah hospital after suffering a coma. Like so many of us who grew up in the 80’s, I have fond memories of Diff’rent Strokes and Coleman’s wise-cracking little kid. Such a strange, misguided, yet eminently addictive show about a rich white family adopting two black kids from the hood. Gawker compiled a feature with clips spanning Coleman’s television career.

Coleman was 42.


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