Rich Cronin of LFO famed has died. He suffered a stroke after a lengthy battle with leukemia, according to his brother. He passed away in a hospital this afternoon. Cronin was a member of boy band LFO who busted out on the scene in the late 90’s with their smash hit Summer Girls which was a fave on the then popular TRL . He was only 35.
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He’ll Be Truly Missed
Deonte Bridges is a very inspring young man watch his Valedictorian speech he gave back in June . He is the first Black male Valedictorian at Booker T. Washionton in over 10 years. Very uplifting stuff.
The King of Pop Michael Jackson died and the whole world stop to mourned . TMZ broke the storey late that afternoon and the world of entertainment would never be the same. Here’s to Micheal, one year removed of him yet he is still freshly on our minds.
RIP There Will Never Be Another
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It has been learned today that Rue McClanahan has died of a storke. She rose to fame on The Golden Girls in the 1980’s in which she won an Emmy. Betty White is now the last surviving Golden Girl. She was 76.
Such a such week in the entertainment industry. Denis Hopper died at his home in Venice CA. Hopper had recently been suffering from prostate cancer and going through a difficult divorce from his wife Victoria.
Hopper is best known for starring in the 1969 classic “Easy Rider.”
Gary Coleman, the child star of the TV sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, died Friday after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank says life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m.
Coleman was hospitalized Wednesday after falling and suffering a head injury at his home south of Salt Lake City, according to family members.
For a while, it seemed that Gary Coleman’s cherubic face was everywhere, from TV to T-shirts to lunchboxes.
On Diff’rent Strokes, he played precocious Arnold Jackson, who, with his brother Willis (Todd Bridges), was adopted by a wealthy, white Manhattan man (Conrad Bain) and his daughter (Dana Plato).
Coleman’s pudgy cheeks and flawless comic timing made him the break-out star of the popular series, which ran from 1978-86.
His signature line, “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” became a national catchphrase.
But Coleman’s bright beginnings were overshadowed by domestic disputes, legal troubles and health issues. Coleman was born with a congenital kidney disease that resulted in his small stature. He had two kidney transplants and required frequent dialysis.
At the height of Diff’rent Strokes’ popularity, Coleman reportedly received up to $100,000 an episode. Beginning in 1980, he won four consecutive People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Young TV Performer
He parlayed his prime-time success into steady work in TV guest spots, made-for-TV movies and feature films, including On the Right Track and The Kid with the Broken Halo. The latter inspired the animated TV series The Gary Coleman Show.
But in the years after Diff’rent Strokes, Coleman was in the headlines more often for his off-screen troubles than for his acting.
In 1989, he successfully sued his parents and former advisers for misappropriation of his trust fund, which had dwindled. He was awarded $1.3 million.
In 1999, Coleman filed for bankruptcy, blaming his troubles on financial mismanagement.
In 1998, while working as a security guard, he was charged with assault for hitting a woman who had been seeking an autograph. He pleaded no contest and received a suspended sentence.
In 2007 he was cited for disorderly conduct after arguing with his wife, Shannon Price, whom he married that August. They had met on the set of the 2006 comedy Church Ball.
In 2008, he and Price appeared on the syndicated TV show Divorce Court in an attempt to save their marriage.
But last year, the two were involved in a domestic dispute which resulted in Price being arrested and both receiving disorderly conduct citations.
And he recently settled a lawsuit with a man he allegedly hit with his car outside a Utah bowling alley in 2008.
In January, Coleman was arrested for failure to appear in court for an unspecified earlier charge.
Coleman’s troubles led him to be the butt of jokes for comedians and he even inspired a character by the same name in the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q.
Through it all, Coleman maintained his perspective and sense of humor. “I parody myself every chance I get,” he said. “I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I’m a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I’m not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn’t exist.”
Despite his real-life travails, Coleman will remain an ’80s TV icon, a quick-witted boy whose onscreen charm lives on in television syndication.