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Actor Gary Coleman died on May 28 at the age of 42 after being hospitalized with an intracranial hemorrhage, suffered after a fall at home.

His wife, Shannon Price, made the decision to remove her husband from life support this morning after his medical team determined that he would not recover.

Following Coleman’s death, documents surfaced that indicate Coleman and Price secretly divorced in August 2008 citing irreconcilable differences.

News of the divorce has raised question regarding Price’s authority to remove Coleman from life support.

However, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center released a statement saying, “Mr. Coleman had completed an Advanced Health Care Directive that granted Shannon Price permission to make medical decisions on his behalf if he was unable to do so. An Advanced Health Care Directive remains in effect regardless of a patient’s marital status, unless modified by the patient. It is a private medical document which the hospital does not have permission to release. However, we received permission to confirm that the document was in effect at the time of Mr. Coleman’s death.”

Doctors had confirmed there was no electrical activity in Coleman’s brain for 24 hours prior to being taken off life support.