Gary Coleman -- Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis? -- Dennis Hopper -- Oh, wow, what the hell was that, man? -- have both passed away. Coleman, never in good health, from long-time problems stemming from dialysis and steroids, Hopper, from prostate cancer.
Both men were much lower on the celebrity chain than once they had been.
Coleman, whose growth was stunted early because of treatment for kidney failure, played young, and then faded after his TV turn in Diff'rent Strokes, about two black kids adopted by a rich white guy. He fell upon hard times and never really recovered.
Hopper, best known for Easy Rider and being a bad boy, had a long body of work, going back to Rebel Without a Cause.
They always seem to come in threes, celebrity deaths. I'm wondering who will be next ...