Gary Coleman Cause Of Death, According to a death certificate obtained by ET, Gary Coleman died simply from a “fall” that happened by “accident.” Chronic renal failure was also listed as a contributing factor to the actor’s death. In addition, Shannon Price is listed as Coleman’s spouse, even though they were technically divorced at the time of Coleman’s death.
Update: A judge ruled on Monday that Coleman’s remains be cremated no sooner than Wednesday afternoon so his ex-girlfriend, Anna Gray, has enough time to travel to Utah and see his body, the Associated Press reports. In addition, the Utah judge appointed an independent attorney to oversee the actor’s property and cremation until all disputes are settled between Gray and Price.
The autopsy was completed last week, and Price has said she plans to scatter his ashes around trains.
Coleman died on May 28 after suffering a intracranial hemorrhage that left him in a coma and on life support. The ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ actor was taken to the hospital and after being on life support for at least a day, his ex-wife Shannon Price made the decision to remove him from the machinery that was keeping him alive. He was 42 years old.
His fatal fall occurred after an “intense 4-hour dialysis session” to treat his kidney disease, his friend Jeremy Spence told Us Weekly a few weeks ago.”Dialysis had taken a lot out of him that day,” Spence says. “He just wanted to go home, but he was pretty weak.”
Coleman saga continues though as the actor’s 2005 will, which is decidedly more official-looking than a partially handwritten 2007 version, leaves everything to one Anna Gray. Who is Anna Gray?
Coleman’s ex-wife Price is not named in the new will and neither are his estranged parents, Sue and William Coleman. Price maintains her handwritten 2007 addendum will supersede the recently filed will. In the addendum, Coleman reportedly wrote, “I made this change of free will and was not coerced in any way. This I have done because of my personal selfishness and weakness and I love her with all my heart.”