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May 27th

Gary Coleman in Coma - Critical Condition in Hospital

On May 26, 2010, former child actor Gary Coleman was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, after falling and hitting his head.  By the next evening, May 27, he was announced to be in critical condition

Gary Wayne Coleman (born February 8, 1968) is an American  actor, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986).


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Gary Coleman has been hospitalized in Utah and is in critical condition after injuring his head as the result of a fall. ABC News is reporting that Coleman "has slipped into a coma" and is currently on life support. Coleman suffered an intracranial hemorrhage according to the ABC report, and remains unconscious from the injury.

Coleman's health has been an issue of late, as the 42-year-old actor has suffered two seizures this year...   ...The actor has also undergone two kidney transplants

May 26th

(vid) Bret Michaels on 'American Idol': Rocker didn't tell docs

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Related blog post:  Bret Michaels 'Stabilized' After Brain Hemorrhage (Apr 23, 2010)


When Bret Michaels took the stage at the "American Idol" finale Wednesday night, it was a surprise for everyone – especially his family and doctor...

..The death-defying Poison frontman has faced a slew of serious health problems recently, beginning with a brain hemorrhage in April


PS. Last Sunday, Bret was on "Celebrity Apprentice" and won the competition.  God bless Bret Michaels.

May 25th

My Apology - Peter Steele Added

Peter Steele, Front man of Type O Negative (singer, bass), dies 48


Peter Steele is added

Sorry about late addition.

I wasn't sure how popular the band was (I am not up to date with current music)

I had enough people contacting me to make me realize that I should pay proper respect to Peter Steele.

Again, sorry about late listing


Peter Steele, Front man of Type O Negative (singer, bass), dies 48


May 24th

Brittany Murphy's husband found dead in the same room Brittany died

* Coroner declared that he died from acute pneumonia and severe anemia which is what killed Brittany Murphy.

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy's husband, was found dead in the same house (same room) where Brittaney Murphy died.

Brittany Murphy's mother found Simon Monjack's body.  She was the one who called 911 when Brittany Murphy was dying.

Simon Mark Monjack (August 5, 1970 – May 23, 2010) was an English writer, director, and producer.  He was the widower of American actress Brittany Murphy.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Monjack, 39, was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department was called there for a medical emergency, according to police. His cause of death was not immediately known. Law enforcement sources say Brittany's mother, Sharon, found Monjack unconscious in the master bedroom around 9:20PM, and then called 911. A short death investigation ended when police announced that suicide and foul play were ruled out. Prescription pill bottles were found in the home and seems Simon Monjack's death was accidental.

In January 2010, Monjack's mother, Linda Monjack, told People that her son was "unwell, and the doctors are carrying out tests. On whether he has a heart problem it is not really for me to say, you must ask him, but yes, there have been health problems in the past. I believe it's common knowledge, and it’s been in the press that he had a slight heart attack a week from Brittany's death coming back from Puerto Rico."

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May 20th

California Judge Issues Warrant for Lindsay Lohan's Arrest


In May 20, 2010, after missing a mandatory court hearing stemming from her 2007 DUI case, Beverly Hills  Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued a warrant for the arrest of the 23-year-old actress.

According to Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan had good reason for not showing up to court: She's stuck at the Cannes Film Festival, where her passport was stolen.

May 17th

Juan-Carlos Cruz, celebrity cook, arrested for murder solicitation.

On Thursday, May 13, 2010, Juan-Carlos Cruz was arrested at Cheviot Hills Park in Los Angeles, for having allegedly solicited at three homeless persons at the Third Street Promenade to murder his wife, Jennifer Campbell.  Cruz was held on $5 million bail.

Juan-Carlos Cruz (January 30, 1962) is a celebrity chef and the former host of Calorie Commando and Weighing In (formerly titled Take It Off) on the Food Network. Cruz lost 43 pounds on the Discovery Health Channel show Discovery Health Body Challenge, which encouraged him to change directions from being a pastry chef to do low-calorie cooking.

May 13th

John Travolta's Dogs Killed In Maine Airport Accident

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BANGOR, Maine — A service vehicle at Maine's Bangor International Airport has struck and killed two dogs owned by John Travolta.

The city says the accident happened after an airplane carrying members of Travolta's family landed early last Thursday and the dogs were being walked.

May 11th

Vice President Biden's Son, Beau, Undergoing Treatment at Delaware Hospital

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Vice President Biden's son, Beau, is undergoing treatment at a Delaware hospital, according to a statement from the vice president’s office.

A source close to the family tells ABC News that Beau had some discomfort this morning and a headache so he went to the doctors to get checked out. He's at Christiana Hospital and doctors are examining him trying to determine what, if anything, may be wrong.

May 10th

Barbara Walters (80) Surgery Announcement (vid)

80 years old Barbara Walters announced on the May 10, 2010 episode of her show The View, that she will be undergoing open heart surgery to replace a faulty heart valve.

Walters will have surgery later this week to replace a faulty heart valve, and will take the summer off from The View talk show to recuperate.

She told viewers she had known about her condition for a while, and decided with her doctors when would be the best time to have the surgery.

May 4th

Autopsy finds child actor Corey Haim died of pneumonia

On May 4, 2010, the L.A. County coroner's office autopsy report revealed that child actor Corey Haim died of pneumonia. As to speculation about whether drugs were involved, the coroner's reported stated "the toxicology report revealed no significant contributing factor."