By now you’ve most likely heard about the death of beloved, and later kinda cracked-out, Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Coleman today. The ex-California gubernatorial candidate (remember!?) died at his home in Utah after being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage earlier this week. Now, the legendary Arnold Jackson is receiving the customary Twitter outpouring of RIPs and “whatchoo talkin’ ’bout Willis” references, along with a startling number of harsh postmortem short jokes.
Yes Gary Colemen was an angry midget but wouldn’t u b angry all the time if u were a midget? I kno i would.
— Jae DeWayne (@JaeReserved) May 28, 2010
So, Gary Colemen R.I.P. (Sorry, this is a rather desperate bid to attract followers in the US.)
— Stephen Moss (@StephenMossGdn) May 28, 2010
At least he’s honest. #shamelessselfpromotion #whoAREyou
Gary colemen died aww.
— Steff ❥ (@USkeetOnMyTweet) May 28, 2010
Adorable even in death. Aww.
the Gary Coleman Laffs Express has arrived to make this day even more of a pain in the ass
— rob harvilla (@harvilla) May 28, 2010
Lots of older famous people seem to be dying lately. Sad to hear the news about Gary Colemen. RIP
— Damian Zen (@makemebad35) May 28, 2010
Similar reports spreading about regular older people.
R.I.P Gary Colemen………………… dam playboi u dead
— Lemuel Nettleford (@popudig) May 28, 2010
Was anyone else disappointed that Gary Colemen didn’t die from a ‘stroke?
— Brett Millions (@Criterion100) May 28, 2010
Oh man, where were those pun skillz when he actually had a stroke earlier this year?
not to be mean but who is gary colemen?
— Bieber fever. (@JustinsBabess) May 28, 2010
Perhaps you know daniellecarterx?
who is Gary Colemen? is he a football player or something? 😐
— danielle ❥ (@daniellecarterx) May 28, 2010
Gary Coleman…..died 🙁
— Julia Ann Dinulos (@JuliaWazHere) May 28, 2010
So difficult to create a dramatic pause on Twitter.
if they gave me a day off to mourn gary coleman’s death, would it only be a half day? #RIPGaryColeman
— robbo (@robbopotamus) May 28, 2010