Oh this is so sad! Dick Van Patten, who starred as the adorable dad Tom Bradley on the TV show Eight is Enough suffered a stroke last month. Oh my God, I just loved Eight is Enough!! Van Patten, who is diabetic, went into a diabetic coma after eating dessert. He says, "I thank my lucky stars that my stroke wasn't that bad. I could have easily died. What happened was I eat desserts and I'm not supposed to - I cheated. Then my blood sugar level suddenly shot up to a dangerously high level." So sad! That makes me want to cry. All he wanted was a little treat and look what happened. Van Patten suffered some speech impairment and paralysis due to the stroke, but luckily is on his way to a full recovery.
Source: Contact Music