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Friends and co-stars remember Gary Coleman

Various friends and celebrities have begun to weigh in on Gary Coleman’s passing. Here’s what they had to say about the actor, who passed away Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

“I worked with Gary around 1982 when we did the animated series The Gary Coleman Show together. He was 14 at the time and at the height of his success with Diff’rent Strokes. I know over the last number of years he’s had a tough go of it, but I have nothing but good things to say about my time with him. He was a bright, cool, and extremely talented kid. After all is said and done, Gary gave a lot of people the chance to laugh and feel good. That’s a wonderful legacy to leave behind. He’ll no doubt be missed.” -Jerry Houser, who co-starred with Coleman on The Gary Coleman Show

“Gary was a dear friend. He was so enormously talented. His death saddens me beyond my ability to express. I can only hope that he finds the peace he so earnestly sought. I will miss him.” -Robert Guillaume, who co-starred with Coleman in The Kid With the Broken Halo

“When I did BOWFINGER, Gary Coleman was the security guard. A pop icon and here he was a damn security guard. He was humble and sweet. Sad” -Jamie Kennedy, via Twitter

Sad news. Gary Coleman has passed away at 42. RIP Watcha talking about Willis? -Gary Coleman ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Thanks for the laughs. RIP Gary Coleman” -Marlee Matlin, via Twitter

“Rest in peace, Gary Coleman.” -Alyssa Milano, via Twitter

“I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Gary Coleman. my heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family” -Paula Abdul, via Twitter

“RIP Gary Coleman You’re forever a part of my childhood! Godspeed!” -Omar Epps, via Twitter

“mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be…actors. r.i.p. gary” -John Stamos, via Twitter

“Whatchoo talkin bout Willis?!” -Chris Masterson, via Twitter

“RIP Gary Coleman rest with the angels in heaven!” -Nikki Blonsky, via Twitter

“This news makes me so sad :(” -Gretchen Rossi, via Twitter

“Gary Coleman has died. If gary was before ur time or u just want to reminisce, here’s some of his best work: http://bit.ly/bPAAjU” -Ryan Seacrest, via Twitter

“Arnold and Abraham the goldfish together again. RIP Gary Coleman.” -Eric Stonestreet, via Twitter

“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, via Twitter

“Bless & rest his soul.” -Eliza Dushku, via Twitter

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