Tyler Lambert
(1984 - 2010)

Tyler Lambert

United States of America

Tulsa, United States of America
May 6, 2010

This site is dedicated to Tyler Lambert.

The son of "Diff'rent Strokes" star Dana Plato committed suicide just two days before the 11th anniversary of his mother's fatal drug overdose.

Tyler Lambert, 25, died May 6 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, according to the medical examiner's office in Tulsa, Okla..
Toxicology results are still pending.

On May 8, 1999, the troubled 34-year-old actress overdosed on prescription pain killers after her character, Kimberly Drummond, was written off the hit show in 1984 amid rumors of a drug problem.

Her death was ruled a suicide by Oklahoma authorities.

Plato married rocker Lanny Lambert in 1984 and gave birth to Tyler just a year later. They divorced in 1990 and Lambert was given full custody of Tyler.

Plato struggled for years, posing for Playboy in 1989, starring in B-movies before dabbling in soft porn flicks.

In 1991 she was arrested attempting to rob a Las Vegas video store at gunpoint and the following year she was arrested for forging a Valium prescription.

Lambert's grandmother, Joni Richardson, said he had been working behind the camera and as an amateur songwriter.

"It's a shame that such a talented human being would do this with his life," his grandmother Joni Richardson told People magazine. "He had all the opportunities in the world and we just can't understand it."

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So sad . You were in so much pain . I hope you rest in peace .
Diane LeBlanc
July 14th, 2019
Tyler Rest In Peace May you Find comfort in the Lord Jesus Arms
Trey Watkins (Friend)
May 6th, 2019
Praying for the family.
Rest In Peace.
April 14th, 2019
I have grown up watching different strokes and always liked Dana Plato and seeing her with her son, Tyler. My daughter, Ashley was born on the day that Dana died and I always thought of her and Tyler on May 8th and mothers day. He seemed like such a bright young man. I just heard of his passing while watching another documentary about Dana. I hope that they are both together now and are at peace. I would like to send my most sincere condolences to the family. I cannot imagine how hard all of this is for you. RIP Dana and Tyler
Jennifer Williams
September 13th, 2018
Much love to the family of Tyler and his beloved mother Dana. You both were so young and talented and left this earth before your time. You both are together now watching over your loved ones. May the both of you Rest In Peace together.
Jennifer Wohlwend
August 16th, 2018
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"I'm a fan that wants to send my love to the family of Tyler and his mother Dana. May you both Rest in Peace together. So young and so talented and gone to soon."
Jennifer Wohlwend
August 16th, 2018
"I'm a fan that wants to send my love to the family of Tyler and his mother Dana. May you both Rest in Peace together. So young and so talented and gone to soon."
Jennifer Wohlwend
August 16th, 2018
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June 5th, 2015


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