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    Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:50:28

    New Details Emerge About Gary Coleman's Fall - His friend sheds light on the incident

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    New information has come to light about the tragic death of actor Gary Coleman, who suffered an intracranial hemorrhage after a fall last week. His friend Jeremy Spence revealed to US Weekly that the actor's fatal fall happened after he underwent his daily, "intense, four-hour dialysis session" for his kidney disease. "Dialysis had taken a lot out of him that day," Spence says. "He just wanted to go home, but he was pretty weak." Coleman apparently went through several of these sessions per week for his disease, termed "nephritis," which was the reason his growth was stunted. Coleman had no strength, post-session, on May 26 and when he got home at 3 PM, he slipped, fell and hit his head, which caused a one-inch gash. The actor, 42, was rushed to the hospital after the fall. He was conscious upon his arrival at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, but later slipped into a coma, which is not uncommon for head injuries, as even minor head trauma can cause a sudden death. Need I remind you of last year's minor skiing accident which claimed actress Natasha Richardson's life?

    Coleman passed away on May 28 just after noon, local time, with his family by his side. Coleman, who was four foot, eight inches, was the recipient of two kidney transplants, in 1973 and 1984, respectively. The result was daily dialysis, so the tragic irony is that what extended his life also ended up indirectly killing him.

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