Gary Coleman Death Leaves Parents Shocked

Former child actor Gary Coleman‘s death Friday at the age of 42 shocked his estranged parents, Sue and William Coleman. Although they had not spoken to their son in 10 years, Coleman’s parents want to know exactly what happened to the former Diff’rent Strokes star.
Gary Coleman (Photo: Daniel McConnell - Wikimedia Commons)
Gary Coleman (Photo: Daniel McConnell - Wikimedia Commons)

Gary Coleman died on Friday after being taken off life support at a hospital in Utah. A spokesman for the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center said Coleman had suffered an intracranial brain hemorrhage after an “accident” at his home. Coleman’s death is still under investigation.

“We’re not pointing fingers at anyone, but we need to know exactly what happened,” 71-year-old Sue Coleman said in an interview with People. “Did our son fall down the stairs? Did he fall in the bathtub? We need to have some closure on our son’s life.”

Sue and William Coleman reportedly had not spoken to their son for 10 years. Gary Coleman sued his parents and business manager in 1989 for allegedly stealing his fortune, a claim his parents deny.

The Colemans believe their son’s wife, Shannon Price, may hold the answers to what happened to him. So far, however, no one from the Price family has contacted them regarding Coleman’s death.

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