Memorial Day weekend got off to a sad start in Hollywood as news that former child star Gary Coleman (pictured in 1982) passed away this afternoon at the age of 42 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Many stars took to their twitters to pay their respects to the "Diff'rent Strokes" star, including Keke Palmer, who shared, "R.I.P. Gary , you gave me hope that one day I could have my own tv show, much love." A saddened Travis Barker simply stated, "RIP Gary Coleman".
Other celebs reminisced about watching Gary when they were young, including Eliza Dushku who wrote, "We love you Gary Coleman, thank u for Diff'rent Strokes, sir, u brought joy into my & my bros childhood.. "Whatchoo talkin bout, Willis.." And, "House" actor Omar Epps tweeted, " RIP Gary Coleman You're forever a part of my childhood! Godspeed!"
Be sure to check out the rest of Friday's tweets of stars paying their respects to Gary Coleman. Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!
@alyssa_milano ?~?~? Rest in peace, Gary Coleman.
-Alyssa Milano, Actress ("Charmed")
@hollyrpeete RIP Gary Coleman ... No more pain...
-Holly Robinson Peete, Reality Star ("The Celebrity Apprentice")
@questlove *sigh* damn willis........#ripGaryColeman
-Questlove, Musician (The Roots)
@ckmasterson Whatchoo talkin bout Willis?!
-Christopher Masterson, Actor ("Malcolm in the Middle")
@ckmasterson I hope that in heaven Gary Coleman finds the peace that eluded him on Earth, and finally discovers what Willis was talking about.
-Mark Hoppus, Musician (Blink182)
@melodythornton RIP Gary Coleman... Wow! I can't believe it
-Melody Thornton, Singer (Pussycat Dolls)
@nikkiblonsky1 RIP Gary Coleman rest with the angels in heaven!
-Nikki Blonsky, Actress ("Hairspray")
@mshowalter RIP Gary
-Michael Showalter, Comedian, Actor ("Michael and Michael Have Issues")