Avenue Q Responds to Death of Gary Coleman

News   Avenue Q Responds to Death of Gary Coleman
Following the death of 42-year-old actor Gary Coleman, the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q — in which Gary Coleman is depicted as one of the show's characters — has issued a statement.

The May 28 statement reads, "The creators, producers, and company of Avenue Q are terribly saddened to hear of the death of Gary Coleman, whose tremendous gifts brought delight and inspiration to audiences around the world. While everything in life may be only for now, we suspect that Gary's legacy will live on for many years to come. Gary's memory will certainly endure in the hearts and minds of those of us who live on Avenue Q."

Danielle K. Thomas, who portrays Coleman in the musical at New World Stages, will pay a tribute to him from the stage following the May 28 performance.

New World Stages is located at 340 W. 50 Street in Manhattan.

Gary Coleman, the child star of the 1970s situation comedy "Diff'rent Strokes," died May 28 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

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