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Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Gary Wayne Coleman

Birth Date :

February 08, 1968

Birth Place :

Zion, Illinois, USA

Spouse :

Shannon Price (actress, since 28-Aug-07)

Claim to fame :

As Arnold Jackson in TV Series "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978-1986)

Latest News

Gary Coleman's Manager: 'Burial Plans Still Not Concluded a Year After Death'

May 09, 2011 21:02:00 GMT

died on May 28, 2010, and, according to Vic Perillo, his burial plans are still on hold because of a legal wrangle between his parents and his estranged wife.

Investigation Into Gary Coleman's Death Closed

October 06, 2010 06:29:13 GMT

Utah police have officially closed an investigation into the death of , ruling the actor's passing an "accident". The "Diff'rent Strokes" star, who suffered from congenital kidney disease, died from a brain hemorrhage in May following a fall at his home in Utah.

Ex-Wife to Fight Against Estate for Planning to Sell Gary Coleman's Utah Home

August 06, 2010 06:43:11 GMT

's ex-wife Shannon Price is fuming after learning the actor's estate administrator is looking to sell the late star's Utah home. Court-appointed administrator Robert Jeffs filed a court motion on Wednesday, August 4, requesting a judge's permission to remove the former child actor's belongings from the house so he can redecorate and place it on the market.

Estate Asks Permission to Sell Gary Coleman's Utah Home

August 05, 2010 06:07:01 GMT

The court-appointed administrator of 's estate has asked a judge for permission to sell the late actor's Utah home because the star's assets are not enough to cover the monthly mortgage payments. Robert Jeffs filed the motion in court on Wednesday, August 4, requesting to place the property and an adjacent lot on the market for $324,000.

Fellow Celebs Pay Tribute to Gary Coleman at Dinner

July 13, 2010 10:08:50 GMT

's friends gathered in Los Angeles on Monday, July 12 to honor the late actor's memory with a dinner. Coleman's "Diff'rent Strokes" co-star Todd Bridges was among the guests who gathered at Beverly Hills restaurant Il Cielo for the memorial, organized by the former child star's pals.

Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife Defends Domestic Violence in Their Marriage

July 05, 2010 02:38:52 GMT

's ex-wife Shannon Price insists the pair was both to blame for the domestic abuse issues which blighted their marriage. The redhead has come under fire after the "Diff'rent Strokes" star died following a fall at his home in Utah in May. It was revealed after she gave permission to turn off his life support that the pair had divorced in 2008 and she had no legal right to make the decision.

Gary Coleman Sought Restraining Order Against Ex-Wife Three Months Before His Death

June 23, 2010 07:17:35 GMT

Shannon Price's bid to get her hands on her ex-husband 's belongings following his death has taken another blow - newly-obtained legal papers show he sought a restraining order against his former wife just three months before his death. The late actor alleged Price was trespassing in his Santaquin, Utah home while he was hospitalized following heart surgery and he filed sealed papers in an effort to get the redhead forcibly removed from the premises.

Gary Coleman Finally Cremated Like He Requested

June 18, 2010 09:26:50 GMT

's remains were cremated privately in Utah on Thursday, June 17, according to the lawyer for his estate. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star specified in his 2005 will that he did not want to have a funeral service, and his body was cremated in accordance with his wishes at Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary in Salt Lake City on Thursday afternoon.

Gary Coleman's Private Memorial Not Including Estranged Parents and Ex-Wife

June 18, 2010 04:51:22 GMT

The mystery woman who stands to take over s estate is organizing a private memorial for the tragic star to celebrate his life. Anna Gray, an old friend and business partner of the "Diff'rent Strokes" star, was named as estate executor in a will signed by Coleman in 2005.

Gary Coleman Wished for No Funeral

June 17, 2010 08:49:20 GMT

A Utah Judge has appointed Robert Jeffs as a special administrator of 's estate until the validity of Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price and a woman named in his third will Anna Gray's claims could be determined. On Wednesday, June 16, Jeffs told Associate Press that Coleman's 2005 will specifies that there should be no funeral services for the late actor.

Death Certificate Mentions Gary Coleman Did Not Want to Be Taken Off Life Support

June 15, 2010 09:01:36 GMT

A "closed head injury" complicated by "chronic renal failure" was listed as the cause of 's death by hospital staff who fought to keep the star alive after he suffered a brain hemorrhage. TMZ has obtained the death certificate detailing the circumstances around the "Diff'rent Strokes" star's passing and it shows Coleman's fall at his home in Utah in May and his congenital kidney disease both contributed to his death.

Ex-Wife Insists She Did Not Sell Gary Coleman's Death Photos

June 15, 2010 09:01:00 GMT

's ex-wife has spoken out about the sale of the actor's deathbed photos, insisting she didn't authorize anyone to offer them to the tabloids. Shannon Price appears in one of the shots, taken moments before she gave medics permission to shut off the actor's life support system on May 28, but she takes offense to claims she sold the photos to U.S. tabloid the Globe to make money.

Gary Coleman's Estate Executor Steps Down

June 15, 2010 06:11:31 GMT

's former manager is withdrawing his bid to be officially appointed executor of the late star's estate following the discovery of an updated will the actor signed in 2005. The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star's affairs have been thrown into disarray since his death last month after he allegedly failed to leave strict instructions regarding the division of his assets.

Gary Coleman's Parents Will Not Take Part in Estate Battle

June 12, 2010 06:39:26 GMT

's estranged parents have no interest in fighting for control of the late actor's estate - because they refuse to "disrespect" the late star. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star, who passed away in May, failed to leave clear instructions regarding his assets and, earlier this week, his ex-wife Shannon Price launched a bid to take over the estate.

Gary Coleman's Third Will Names Mystery Woman, Ex-Wife's Attorney Calls It 'Despicable'

June 12, 2010 05:51:27 GMT

's third will has emerged and it reveals that the late actor leaves everything to a mystery woman, not his ex-wife Shannon Price or his estranged parents, Willie Coleman and Edmonia Sue. The newly-discovered will, obtained by ET, names Anna Gray, as the one who may stand to inherit everything.

Ex-Wife Files Legal Paper to Gain Control of Gary Coleman's Estate

June 11, 2010 08:36:31 GMT

's ex-wife has launched a bid to take over the late actor's estate, insisting she was his common-law wife. Shannon Price has filed legal documents to gain control of the star's estate, claiming she wants to take care of matters such as the "disposition of the body".

Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife Brought Camera Inside His House

June 10, 2010 08:14:49 GMT

's ex-wife has taken TV cameras inside the Utah home where the former child star fell and cracked his head last month. The actor drove himself to hospital after the accident because his ex, Shannon Price - who lived with Coleman, was too ill to take him. He was diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage, fell into a coma and died on May 28.

Gary Coleman's Death Image Hits Stands, Crime Investigator Explains Murder Evidence

June 10, 2010 06:35:27 GMT

's death image has become a public consumption as on Wednesday, June 9, editors of U.S. tabloid the Globe have published the controversial photograph. On the cover of the paper, Coleman is seen hooked up to a ventilation machine and his eyes were closed, while his ex-wife Shannon Price is beside him staring at the camera.

Ex-Wife Ordered to Stop Removing Property From Home She Shared With Gary Coleman

June 10, 2010 03:01:38 GMT

's ex-wife Shannon Price has been ordered to stop removing property from the home she shared with the late star, after a complaint from the executor of the actor's estate. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star passed away on May 28 after suffering a brain haemorrhage, and his will, filed at 4th District Court in Provo, Utah on Tuesday, June 8, named his former manager Dion Mial as the executor of his estate.

Gary Coleman Bans Those Who Have 'Financial Ties' From Attending His Funeral

June 10, 2010 02:57:00 GMT

planned to ban anyone with a financial interest in his estate from attending his funeral, he only wanted friends who "really cared" for him to be present at the ceremony. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star died late in May after suffering a brain haemorrhage, and his will was filed at 4th District Court in Provo, Utah on Tuesday, June 8.

Ex-Wife Plans to Scatter Gary Coleman's Ashes on 'Train Tracks'

June 09, 2010 08:31:37 GMT

's ex-wife plans to scatter the tragic star's ashes on "some train tracks" to mark the actor's passion for railways. Shannon Price is determined to follow through with her former husband's last wishes and cremate him.

Shannon Price Slammed for Selling Gary Coleman's Death Photos

June 09, 2010 03:35:42 GMT

's mother is outraged pictures of her late son on his deathbed were offered up for sale - calling the photographs "extremely disrespectful." The "Diff'rent Strokes" star passed away on May 28 after suffering a brain haemorrhage, and various media outlets have subsequently been approached to purchase a set of four images featuring Coleman hooked up to a ventilation machine in the moments before he died.

Ex-Wife Says She and Gary Coleman Were Planning to Remarry

June 08, 2010 09:03:07 GMT

's ex-wife has confirmed reports the couple was planning to remarry later this year. Coleman and Shannon Price divorced days before they were due to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in 2008, but they remained close and were planning to wed again after both recovered from illnesses.

Gary Coleman Only Had a Year to Live After Heart Surgery

June 08, 2010 07:17:14 GMT

Doctors gave tragic actor just one year to live after he underwent major heart surgery in 2009, according to his ex-wife Shannon Price. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star died on May 28 this year after his former wife gave doctors permission to switch off his life support system, which was keeping him alive in a comatose state.

Shannon Price Denies Foul Play Allegation in Gary Coleman's Death

June 08, 2010 04:28:01 GMT

's ex-wife Shannon Price has blasted allegations she pushed the actor down a staircase before he suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage, insisting she would have taken her own life before harming the star. Price was with the former "Diff'rent Strokes" actor when he fell at the home they still shared in Utah last month.

Gary Coleman's Death Photos Shopped Around

June 07, 2010 09:54:07 GMT

Though has not been laid to rest yet, unpleasant pictures of him when he was ailing in the hospital are being shopped around to the media, TMZ reported. And among those pictures, one even shows Gary already dead.

Gary Coleman 'Highly Likely' to Be Cremated

June 05, 2010 06:49:45 GMT

, whose funeral delayed from its initial schedule this weekend, will likely be cremated. Sheila Erickson, spokeswoman for Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price, told Radar Online, "I very much doubt the funeral will be held this weekend. It's highly likely that Gary will be cremated, I believe that is what he wanted."

Gary Coleman Planned to Remarry Ex-Wife Shannon Price

June 05, 2010 06:43:50 GMT

was planning to remarry his ex-wife when his health improved - but the actor died before he could fully recover from heart surgery. Coleman and Shannon Price quietly divorced just days before they were due to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in 2008, but the couple remained friends and lived together.

Todd Bridges Owns Gary Coleman's Paperwork Excluding Parents

June 05, 2010 04:38:52 GMT

A planned funeral for tragic actor may never take place, according to the star's TV brother Todd Bridges - because the "Diff'rent Strokes" star didn't want a big send off. Reports suggest the actor, who died last week will be buried in Sandy, Utah on either Friday or Saturday, but Bridges is convinced the uncertainty over the details suggests there's a family battle over whether or not to stage a funeral at all.

Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife Pleads for Fans' Help to Pay Funeral Cost

June 04, 2010 09:22:47 GMT

's ex-wife is "wishing and hoping" fans of the tragic "Diff'rent Strokes" star will help pay for his funeral - insisting she has been left with "nothing". Shannon Price was at the center of controversy last week when it was revealed she was not married to the actor when she gave doctors permission to turn off his life support machine. The pair divorced in 2008, but continued to live together at their home in Utah.

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