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As Gary Coleman lay dying, his near-lifeless body hooked up to tubes, Shannon Price posed for a photo with her ex-husband, knowing full well it would be of value.

After she pulled the plug and took him off life support, very little time passed before shockings image "leaked" and ended up sold to a celebrity gossip tabloid.

We can't think of many things more upsetting.

While Price claims that she never intended for the Gary Coleman death photos to get out, that's incredibly hard to believe, since she blatantly posed for them.

It's not like she's given us any reason to think she's above that, either. Instead, from the instant Gary died, Shannon Price has acted like the worst person ever.

Even before she was tied to the Gary Coleman death photo ...

  • In somewhat sketchy fashion, she referred to him as her husband many times, even though they legally divorced in 2008 and never remarried
  • She was borderline nonchalant when making the 911 call, and declined to drive him to the hospital because she didn't want to be traumatized
  • If she wasn't hawking interviews in the aftermath of Coleman's demise, she was feuding with the star's family members over burial plans

Follow the jump to see the photo, published on the cover of the Globe tabloid. Be forewarned, the aforementioned picture of Price and Coleman is sickening ...

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As we discussed earlier, Shannon Price may be the worst person ever.

First, Gary Coleman's ex-wife said during the 911 call she made that she wouldn't drive him to the hospital herself because she didn't want to be traumatized.

We gave her the benefit of the doubt there ... foolishly. Soon enough, she's selling Gary Coleman death photos and hawking interviews to the highest bidder.

It's no surprise that people close to Coleman are as appalled as we.

Victor Perillo, Gary's former agent, is sick after hearing reports that his ex-wife Shannon Price took and sold photos of the former child star on his death bed.

Gary took Shannon to Divorce Court. It's easy to see why.

The photos, showing Coleman in the hospital with tubes attached to him, "were never meant to get out," insists Price's family ... even though she sold them.

Perillo said: "While Gary Coleman's family continues to privately grieve the passing of their son, they would like to thank all of his fans for their generous support."

"This kind gentle soul left the world with many beautiful memories to cherish."

"That is why I am personally appalled to hear the news that some individuals are selling photos of Gary in the hospital. This is unconscionable and despicable. I would like to praise all the reputable news organizations that declined the offers."

"I hope others will do the same out of respect and human decency."

Coleman's Diff'rent Strokes costar Todd Bridges even Twittered: "To find out pics of Gary Coleman in his last days got out, I hope someone burns in hell."

Hard to argue with Todd there.

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We realize people grieve in different ways.

But for Gary Coleman's self-proclaimed wife (not actually his wife anymore), that means a non-stop PR tour talking about their "golden" relationship.

And selling Gary Coleman death photos.

On Good Morning America, Shannon Price said the two were to renew their vows (since they divorced in 2008 after marrying in 2007) in the future.

A little convenient, since she was not named in the will Coleman left behind. She did, however, have legal authority to take the star off life support.

Her attorney, however, has argued in recent days that the 42-year-old had always intended for his once (and apparently future) wife to be provided for.

She's sure taking that into her own hands.

Shannon Price Mug Shot

PAY THE PRICE: Shannon's mug shot from her 2009 domestic abuse arrest. No one suggested she had a role in Gary's death, but her conduct since then is deplorable.

Shannon Price says she has been "plagued by rumors" that she had something to do with his passing, either by pushing him to cause his initial fall, a claim she denies, or that she did not think through pulling the actor off life support.

"People can say whatever they want 'cause I know the truth. I would never hurt my husband, ever. I would take my own life before I would harm him."

Maybe so, but that was one nonchalant 911 call.

"The doctors advised me that it was grim and, you know, he went into cardiac arrest and the doctors advised me that this was the best thing for him."

She reiterated those comments on Entertainment Tonight, saying she did what was "best for him," and claiming that "he was already a vegetable."

She also revealed to ET his last words: "He said, "I love you and my head hurts.' Those were the last he said to me because he was in a lot of pain."

We're sure he'd approve of her telling the world this to make money. Sick person. Follow the jump for a clip of Price on Good Morning America ...

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In disturbing news, a sequence of Gary Coleman photos depicting the former child star in the hospital last month are being shopped to celebrity news outlets.

In one photo, Coleman is dead. In another, his eyes are closed and he is on a ventilator. It's as sad as it is pathetic that someone took and is trying to sell it.

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That person? None other than Shannon Price, the ex-wife of the troubled 42-year-old actor, and the one who made the decision to take him off life support.

Her asking price is low five figures, and if someone pays that, or anything, we suggest they pack lightly and join Price where she's going soon - it's warm.

Ever since the release of the Gary Coleman 911 call last week, Price has come under intense scrutiny - and now wants up to $50,000 for interviews as well.

Gary Coleman and Shannon Price wed in 2007 and divorced in 2008. They never remarried, but reconciled and were living together at the time of his May 28 death.

Supposedly, Shannon is even offering to give - for the right price - a video tour of the house and where they lived, and where Gary suffered his ultimately fatal fall.

At first, we didn't believe Shannon Price was the person hawking the death photo. But that was our mistake - she's never seemed like a girl who wouldn't do that.

If you recall, Price sold a video interview within 24 hours of his death, denying that she had a role in his fall (which no one suggested) or that she wanted him dead.

This situation is growing increasingly weird, if not suspicious. Since then, she has reportedly tried to sell additional interviews at increasingly high prices. Sickening.

UPDATE, 1:49 p.m. EST: Three of the four pictures of Gary Coleman's final moments among the living have been sold to a tabloid, but not the actual death photo.

The four photos, which Gary's ex-wife orchestrated, may hit stands as early as this week. In one pic, Shannon poses next to a bedridden Gary, riddled with tubes.

Shannon will get a cut of the profits. Disgusting.

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With the late actor's ex-wife Shannon Price and his parents feuding over custody of his body, Gary Coleman will not be laid to rest this weekend as planned.

Sue and Willie Coleman, estranged from the Diff'rent Strokes star at the time of his death, and Price, who secretly divorced Coleman in 2008, are at odds.

Legally authorized to make medical decisions on Gary's behalf despite their legal split, Shannon Price told doctors to pull the plug in Coleman last Friday.

She also placed the Gary Coleman 911 call two days earlier, when the star fell and suffered severe brain trauma that ultimately landed him on life support.

Beginning with the 911 call, her behavior over the past week was odd. In an interview, she adamantly denied pushing Gary - an accusation no one made.

Price is now planning his funeral, but the Colemans plan to file for legal control over their son's remains, which they want sent to his hometown, Zion, Ill.

Gary Coleman and Shannon Price wed in 2007, then divorced in 2008.

"The Colemans don't want to fight with anyone," their lawyer said, adding that no valid will has surfaced yet. "They just want to bring their son home."

Gary and his parents' estrangement dates back to a 1989 lawsuit, in which he accused them of stealing a large portion of his fortune as a child star.

Gary's agent, Sheila Erickson, counters that "It's clear that [Shannon Price] is the one that Gary wants to represent him, as she did in the hospital.

"He didn't mention, at any time, his parents."

And it gets even more complicated. "No one's come forward with what appears to be a valid will," attorney Randy Kester told the Salt Lake Tribune.

"He had an old trust prepared, by whom I don't know. Every copy I had seen was unsigned. He simply wouldn't take the time to go and get that done."

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Gary Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price is speaking out, defending her actions the day of his eventually fatal fall as well as her decision to take him off life support.

Calling Coleman her spouse - even though they were secretly divorced - Price tells TMZ indignantly: "Why would I want to kill my husband? Are you kidding me?"

Strangely, Price said that she's heard speculation that she pushed Gary, which caused him to fall and his brain to hemorrhage. Price insists she didn't push Gary.

As she said during the Gary Coleman 911 call, Shannon adds that the two of them were on different floors at the time he fell, so how could she have pushed him?

An odd statement, since no one has actually accused her of this.

Shannon Price married the former child star in 2007 and divorced him in 2008. She adamantly denies pushing Gary Coleman, which no one suggested happened.

Of her decision to pull the plug on the life support machines keeping Coleman alive, Shannon says she didn't want Gary to be like Muhammad Ali or Terri Schiavo.

"The doctors told me that even if they had done surgery on him, he would have bled to death and died during surgery ... if they took a chunk out of his brain, he would not be the same. He would be like Muhammad Ali."

"It would have been so traumatic."

She wants us to put ourselves in her position. Admittedly, it's a position no one should ever have to endure, yet something about her conduct seems a little off.

On a happier note, Shannon Price fondly mentions that Gary Coleman did a lot for her, like buy her a car. Of his own volition. That was, like, really nice of him.

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Was Shannon Price in the right by taking Gary Coleman off life support?

After the Gary Coleman 911 call was released yesterday, that question is being hotly debated, given her strange comments and behavior on the phone.

She's likely to come under even more scrutiny now that documents have surfaced proving that Coleman and Price secretly got divorced back in 2008.

They wed in 2007 but split, legally, a year later due to "irreconcilable differences." A judge signed off on the divorce, and they did not get re-married.

Yet they were in bed together the night of Gary's ultimately fatal injury.

Shannon Price and (apparently) her ex-husband Gary Coleman.

Price was the one who called 911, as we know, one week ago now, reporting that Coleman had fallen down in their Utah home and was unconscious.

According to the Santaquin Police Department, The Diff'rent Strokes star was bleeding from a laceration on his head when the paramedics arrived.

He was able to answer their questions and was also able to walk to the ambulance that transported him to the hospital, the incident report states.

Price stayed upstairs once paramedics arrived, telling them she "didn't want to be traumatized." Officers stated they observed "nothing suspicious."

Coleman, who had been in a weakened state when he fell after undergoing a four-hour kidney dialysis treatment, later suffered a brain hemorrhage.

He slipped into a coma was taken off life support on Friday by Shannon Price, who identified herself as Coleman's wife, despite the fact that she isn't.

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The 911 call made when Gary Coleman fell last week at his home in Utah is not for the faint of heart. Be forewarned: It is graphic, upsetting material.

Well, unless you're his wife, Shannon Price. Woman didn't seem too moved by the whole situation - at least not enough to drive Coleman to the hospital.

“I don’t know what happened,” Price told the dispatcher, requesting that they "send someone quick because I don’t know if he’s going to, like, be alive.”

Gary was conscious during the call, but Shannon says he's "like, not with it." Price then added that "I'm gagging. I've got blood on myself. I can't deal."

On the call, Shannon initially refused to walk over and assess Gary’s condition because she was stressed and she doesn’t “want to be traumatized.”

Imagine how Gary felt ...

She also told him numerous times to put pressure on a cut on the back of his head and to "Sit down!" as if he were some sort of animal. It's really sad.

We realize Shannon Price suffers from seizures and was in the throes of trauma, but she certainly doesn't come off very sympathetic here ... or useful.

The 911 call was placed Wednesday, before the actor was hospitalized. Gary Coleman died Friday morning when Shannon removed him from life support.

Might his brain hemorrhage have been prevented or treated more effectively after a swifter response? Might she have waited longer to see if he recovered?

There's no way to know. But it makes you wonder. Just saying.

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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.

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Former child star and actor Gary Coleman of Diff'rent Strokes fame has died. He was 42. He was taken off life support earlier today and passed away.

The diminutive Coleman passed away at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after suffering a brain hemorrhage and losing consciousness.

A resident of Santaquin, Utah, Coleman had been hospitalized Wednesday and lost consciousness the next day. He was on life support until this afternoon.

Born with failed kidneys, Coleman had undergone two transplants by age 14 and his growth was permanently stunted by the side effects of dialysis.

The precocious, chubby-cheeked Coleman was just 10 when Diff'rent Strokes debuted on NBC in 1978. The popular show lasted for eight seasons.

R.I.P. Gary Coleman (1968-2010).

The scene-stealing Gary quickly became a pop-culture icon, whose recurring line "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" became a national catchphrase.

At the height of his TV series success, Coleman reportedly earned $64,000 per week and is said to have made some $18 million during his heyday.

His acting career as an adult fell far short of his glory days, however, with only occasional guest appearances and small roles in films and TV movies.

Coleman has had encounters with the law in recent years, including just this February, when he accepted a plea deal on domestic violence charges.

That stemmed from an incident with wife Shannon Price, who took him off life support today. Gary's health problems also escalated in recent years.

Hopefully he is now at peace. Our condolences to Gary Coleman's family, friends and fans in this difficult time. He will be remembered and missed.

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