June 2, 2010

Gary Coleman and Fatal Fall

As family friends and fans continue to mourn Gary Coleman, some new details are emerging about the health conditions that caused his surprising death at age 42.

According to new reports, Gary Coleman had been going through hours of intense dialysis, a necessary treatment for his lifelong struggle with kidney disease. And after a full day of this dialysis he was feeling weak and this may have led to his fall. "Dialysis had taken a lot out of him that day. He just wanted to go home, but he was pretty weak. He had no strength at all."

According to Coleman's "Thousands of emails have poured in to the hospital. This has been so comforting to the family to know how beloved he still is,"

Gary Coleman and fatal fall

Gary Coleman suffered the fall that later killed him after undergoing an intense 4-hour dialysis session, his close friend tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands Wednesday). PHOTOS: Remembering Gary Coleman Pal Jeremy Spence says Coleman, 42, drove himself to the hospital Wednesday morning to undergo his usual thrice-weekly dialysis to treat his congenital kidney disease. (The disease caused him to grow to just 4-foot-8, and receive two kidney transplants as a child.)

Posted at June 2, 2010 3:07 AM