Shannon Price, ex-wife of “Diff’rent’ Strokes” child star, Gary Coleman, is under fire for reportedly selling Gary Coleman deathbed photos to Globe Magazine for $10,000. Shannon Price is already experiencing public backlash for her strange behavior during the Gary Coleman 911 call and the news she sold the deathbed photo of Coleman Globe Magazine ran on their cover today is doing nothing to improve her image.
Globe Magazine has already published the deathbed photos of the late actor, despite outcry over the situation from friends, family and fans of Gary Coleman. Shannon Price reportedly staged the hospital bed photo shoot of her late husband during his final hours, just before she herself authorized cessation of Coleman’s life-support. Gary Coleman died on May 28 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center following a fall-injury that caused “massive head trauma” at his Utah home on May 26.
The Gary Coleman deathbed photo seen here on the cover of tabloid Globe Magazine, ran today with the wildly sensational headline, “It was murder!” on top. Reports from TMZ earlier in the week indicated there were four total Gary Coleman deathbed photos shopped to Globe Magazine; one of which included Shannon Price in the frame, and one which was said to be taken after Gary Coleman died. It has been reported by TMZ that the actual photo of Gary Coleman after death was, thankfully, not purchased and will not be published.
For the Gary Coleman deathbed photos that Globe Magazine did purchase, Shannon Price was reportedly paid just $10,000. Some who question the motives of Shannon Price balk at this news, saying the 24 year-old ex-wife of Gary Coleman is gold-digging in the worst way, and not even doing it well. Though Gary Coleman and Shannon Price divorced shortly after their 2007 wedding, Price had medical authority over Coleman at the time he was taken off life-support at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on May 28.
As he lay dying, Shannon Price was apparently scheduling a deathbed photo shoot for her ex-husband. She did this even as she was having to weigh the choice of ending life-support for him. It does leave one to wonder what exactly was going through Price’s mind as she set up the shoot that led to the Gary Coleman deathbed photos she allegedly sold to Globe Magazine just days after his death. Was she truly thinking only of Gary Coleman’s best interests as he lay there in his hospital bed, with her posing beside him as seen in the deathbed photo on the cover of Globe today,or was there something far more low-brow at play during the actor’s final hours of life?