Gary ColemanArtie Glackin, who worked as a first assistant director on an independent feature film with that starred Gary Coleman, reached out to PopEater to discuss how the actor's untimely death has been "shocking" and "unreal" -- even in Hollywood, a notoriously tough town.

When news first broke of Coleman's hospitalization, Glackin wrote on PopEater's Facebook wall, "I had the opportunity to work with Gary Coleman. We got the chance to get to know each other. He is very professional on set and a great guy off set. He never complained and was full of great ideas. My love and prayers go out to Gary, his wife and those close to him."

Glackin spoke candidly with PopEater about his friendship with Coleman and what the 'Diff'rent Strokes' actor was like on and off set. >>