Charlotte Rae and Todd Bridges, who respectively played the late Gary Coleman's housekeeper and brother Willis on "Diff'rent Strokes," are opening up about their former co-star's untimely death.
"I was with [Gary] the first year of 'Diff'rent Strokes' and he was the reason we were such a big hit," says Rae. "He was the centerpiece and we all surrounded him. He was absolutely enchanting, adorable, funny and filled with joy, which he spread around to millions of people all over the world."
"It's unfortunate. It's a sad day," Bridges tells the Associated Press. "It's sad that I'm the last kid alive from the show."
Dana Plato, who co-starred on the sitcom as Bridges' and Coleman's teenage sister Kimberly, committed suicide in 1999.
Earlier today, before the sad news hit that Coleman died, Conrad Bain, who played dad Philip Drummond on the show, said, "I'm hoping and praying that he comes around in a successful way."