May 28th, 2010
04:32 PM ET
As news spreads of actor Gary Coleman’s death, various celebs, from Nick Cannon to "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge, have taken to Twitter to extend their condolences.
Actress Soleil Moon Frye, herself a child star on the '80s show “Punky Brewster,” sent an “R.I.P.” tweet for Coleman Friday. So did "Who's the Boss" actress Alyssa Milano, another performer who grew up in the spotlight.
Singer Katy Perry retweeted a condolence for Coleman as well, along with the hashtag, "#whatchutalkinboutwillis," which comes from the "Diff'rent Strokes" remark that Coleman turned into a catchphrase.
"House" actor Omar Epps echoed the sentiment of '70s babies everywhere when he tweeted, “RIP Gary Coleman You're forever a part of my childhood! Godspeed!" Former “Dollhouse” star Eliza Dushku tweeted @cnnbrk’s alert of Coleman’s death, “Bless & rest his soul.”
Former "Idol" judge Paula Abdul tweeted, "I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Gary Coleman. my heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family," and for those who may be too young to remember Coleman’s famed role on “Diff’rent Strokes,” Ryan Seacrest tweeted some help.
“If gary was before ur time or u just want to reminisce, here's some of his best work: http://bit.ly/bPAAjU,” the “Idol” host wrote.
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