Musicians Twitter News First: R.I.P., Gary Coleman

Musicians Twitter News First: R.I.P., Gary Coleman
When you find out that Gary Coleman, child star from '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes died via Twitter, you know you live in the future. But it wasn't just any Twitter account; we found out Coleman was dead from the Roots' drummer Questlove's Twitter account.
Musicians Twitter News First: R.I.P., Gary Coleman
The Roots' drummer wasn't the only celebrity who offered condolences online: Blink 182's Mark Hoppus said, "I hope that in heaven Gary Coleman finds the peace that eluded him on Earth, and finally discovers what Willis was talking about." Ryan Seacrest put together some of Coleman's best work, and Eliza Dushku retweeted the CNN news article on Coleman's death. Even Katy Perry posted the news.

Coleman, who made the line "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" a catchphrase, died at 42 at "Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage earlier this week," says the LA Times.

More than a few Gary Coleman jokes are on Twitter as well: Too soon, people!


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