Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew News, Diff'rent Strokes, rip, Suicide | Posted on 13-05-2010
There must have been some really bad mojo on the set of Diff’rent Strokes… all three of the kid stars from the show met their share of scandal and tragedy after the show went off the air. We all know Gary Coleman has had a tough life. Todd Bridges, fortunately, put his life back together. Sadly, Dana Plato died of a drug overdose on May 8, 1999. Now, her son Tyler Lambert has fallen victim to suicide.
Lambert, who was only 25, committed suicide nearly 11 years to the date of his mother’s death. Lambert shot himself last week in Tulsa, OK. Lambert was a cameraman and an aspiring songwriter who had his own drug and alcohol problem. His grandmother thinks his addiction demons contributed to his death, coupled with the depression he would sometimes experience around Mother’s Day.
Just sad. Really sad.