Just hours after Gary Coleman passed away, his wife of almost three years, Shannon Price, acknowledged her late husband's fan support in a moving statement.
In a press conference, Shannon's brother, Shawn Price, read a note on her behalf:
"We are very grateful for all the wonderful support everyone has been extending to Gary's family," the statement began. "Thousands of emails have poured in to the hospital. It's been comforting to the family to know how beloved he still is."
Here's a nice photo of Gary and Shannon ...
Shannon Price wed Gary Coleman in 2007.
On Wednesday, Coleman, who was born with a congenital kidney disease that caused him to only grow to only 4-foot-8, suffered a brain hemorrhage after he injured his head following a fall in the Utah home he shared with Shannon.
Gary slipped into a coma Thursday, and passed away at approximately 12:05 p.m. in Provo, Utah, surrounded by his wife and other family members. The Diff'rent Strokes actor, who battled health and personal problems throughout life, was 42.
Coleman and Shannon Price had some domestic squabbles and brushes with the law, but worked things out and appeared happy in their marriage of late.
Thank you so much for all that you guys have done and for the support and prayers that you guys have given us," Shannon's statement concluded.