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RIP Gary Coleman 1968 – 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  Actors Mark Hapka and Gary Coleman attend the premiere of 'Midgets vs. Mascots' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at AMC Village VII on April 25, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
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New York Hockey DailyContributor IMay 28, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, it brings me no pleasure to report this. Gary Coleman has reportedly passed away after being taken to the hospital last night because of a brain hemorrhage, according to CNN.com .

Here is a quote from Messier about meeting Coleman in his own words:

He was … ah, “Diff’rent Strokes” was in the peak of their years. He was in Edmonton doing some kind of promotional event. We had just won a playoff round against somebody, and he came down to the dressing room to say hello to the team. And that’s when that picture was taken.

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