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

June 15, 2010 09:01:36 GMT

Beside revealing that the late 'Diff'rent Strokes' actor wanted his life 'to be prolonged as long as possible', the death certificate also lists him as being married.


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A "closed head injury" complicated by "chronic renal failure" was listed as the cause of Gary Coleman'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.

Coleman had two kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984, which required frequent dialysis and impacted his adult life, ultimately leading to his untimely death on May 28. The death certificate also lists the actor as being married, which contradicts recent reports he and partner Shannon Price divorced in 2008.

In another legal document, obtained by the website, Coleman signed healthcare papers stating he did not want to be taken off life support if he fell into a coma. In the 2006 document, he insists, "I want my life to be prolonged as long as possible within the limits of generally accepted health care standards."

It is not known whether these papers were still current at the time of Coleman's death. Price gave medics permission to turn off his life support system.


 




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posted by True2life on Jun 15, 2010
Whats a closed head wound when there was alot of blood? Even if she didnt push him she still killed him by pulling the plug when he didnt want it done. I know for a fact that if my husband was in that condition i wouldnt pull the plug after one day and the doctors would have to keep proving to me beyond all medical certainty that he wouldnt make it. Of course thats what you do when you love him and dont want him to die. But if you didnt want him to die then you couldnt sell his death photos eh Shannon?
posted by True2life on Jun 15, 2010
Whats a closed head injury when there was alot of blood? And even if she didnt push him she still murdered him by pulling the plug when he didnt want it done. And i know for a fact that if my husband was on life support i sure as heck wouldnt pull the plug after just one day! The doctors would have to keep proving to me beyond all medical certainty that he wouldnt make it. Of couse thats what you do when you love your husband and dont want him to die. But of course if you didnt want him to die then you couldnt sell his death photo then eh Shannon?

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