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Diff'rent Strokes Star Dana Plato's Son Commits Suicide

May. 12 2010, Published 1:15 p.m. ET

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Heartbreaking news for fans of the 80s hit sitcom Diff’rent Strokes. The son of Dana Plato, who played Kimberly Drummond, has committed suicide, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.

What makes this news even more heart wrenching is that 25-year-old Tyler Lambert did it almost exactly 11 years to the day after his mother took her own life.

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Tyler reportedly suffered depression around the anniversary of his mother’s death. Plato died of an intentional drug overdose in on May 8, 1999. Taylor committed suicide on May 6, 2010.

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The National Enquirer reports that Tyler was so obsessed by his mother that he recently honored her by getting teardrop tattoos on his face with her ashes added to the ink. He also had a tattoo on his forearm with his mother’s name.

Tyler reportedly died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

His grandmother told the National Enquirer “Tyler wanted to be with his mother.”

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