Child star who became famous for his role on TV's Diff'rent Strokes which in turn launched his career upwards before battles with health and finances struck.
He was an extremely short adult, and died at the age of 42, after having had a life of medical complications.
He starred in the TV series, Diff'rent Strokes with Todd Bridges.
He suffered from a kidney disease and underwent a few unsuccessful operations before becoming an actor.
He married Shannon Price in 2007.
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