Former child star Gary Coleman has died at the age of 42 after suffering a serious brain haemorrhage earlier this week (ends28May10).
The Diff'rent Strokes star, who suffered from a congenital kidney disease, was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on Wednesday (26May10) following a fall at his home.
He was fully conscious after the accident but his condition gradually worsened. On Thursday (27May10) his manager, John Alcantar, revealed he was "unconscious and on life support".
Coleman's wife Shannon decided to take him off life support early on Friday (28May10) and he died at around 12.05pm (local time) from an intracranial haemorrhage.
A statement released by hospital officials reads: "Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated.
"Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them."
A press conference is scheduled to be held at the hospital on Friday afternoon.