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Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife WAS Authorized To Make Health Decisions

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That's a relief!

When news surfaced that Gary Coleman and his wife Shannon Price were actually divorced, it became very suspicious that Shannon made the decision to take him off of life support!

But the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center released the following information:

"Mr. Coleman had completed an Advanced Health Care Directive that granted Shannon Price permission to make medical decisions on his behalf if he was unable to do so. An Advanced Health Care Directive remains in effect regardless of a patient’s marital status, unless modified by the patient.

"It is a private medical document which the hospital does not have permission to release. However, we received permission to confirm that the document was in effect at the time of Mr. Coleman’s death. Because of federal privacy laws, the hospital will not be able to provide any additional information."

It still all seems a bit suspicious to us — but if it was legal then that settles that!

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22 comments to “Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife WAS Authorized To Make Health Decisions”

  1. 1

    Why is it suspicious? They have a document signed by Gary. They were obviously still in a relationship.

  2. 2

    So what are you trying to imply Mario! The hospital would not have given her the choice of ceasing life support if there was a chance he was to recover. Just because a person has an Adv Directive does not mean the hospital would allow them to murder the patient. You should really watch what you print Mario, you can be sued for slander, which I am surprised it has not happened yet!

  3. 3

    Uhm…suspicious? Why? Because you are a dick?

  4. 4

    Re: Diggity – He could've signed that document back when they were legally married during another stay in the hospital, and never changed it. People don't really think about those things…like I'm divorced now I need to go change my hospital document.

  5. 5

    It is only suspicious to YOU, because YOU are a MORON. NOT EVERYONE IS MARRIED. YOU are not MARRIED, YOU can have someone other than your mother, sister direct a hospital on what to do at the end of your life. Brangelina, they ARE NOT MARRIED. THEY NEED TO HAVE ADVANCED DIRECTIVES NAMING EACH OTHER OR they can NOT just 'pull the plug' as you put it the other day, because they are NOT RELATED TO EACH OTHER. If you bothered reading, and you don't, Gary was concious when he was brought in, so he probably was able to tell them OR he already had one signed, since his health had sucked recently. Why would she have a motive ANYWAY? HE WAS NOT RICH.

  6. 6

    There is nothing suspicious going on. Despite their divorce, they obviously remained close. And due to his recent health issues, if he didn't want his medical decisions being made by her, don't you think he would have made sure to have that document cancelled?

  7. 7

    i'm calling bullshiz on this. the hospital doesn't want to be liable. they fabricated the document (if one actually exists). end of story.

  8. deni says – reply to this


    Shut the eff up Perez!!! What's so suspicious? It's not like she was after him for his money - HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY!!! What possible motive could she have for killing him off? Would someone lease tell me that? They were divorced and in the divorce decree they both agreed to part ways and leave the marriage with what each of them brought into the marriage - which was not much and judging by this incident it's apparent that they remained somewhat amicable.

  9. 9

    I also am suspicious of this. Even if he wasn't a "rich man" by everyday standards, that doesn't exclude the possibility of someone of having the possible motive of benefiting from his death by cashing in on a sizable general life insurance policy or other valuable assets/collectibles that would satisfy their standard of living…just when you think you have some ppl pegged, you really don't. I wouldn't put anything past some ppl. But one thing's for sure and that's that God knows what REALLY went down and that person, if responsible in any way for this, WILL NOT escape His judgment seat. RIP Gary!

  10. 10

    RIP Gary

  11. 11

    Re: Diggity – Many times, many of us sign legal documents that benefit our welfare at the time, not considering what may lie ahead further down the line and totally forget about them when relationships fizzle for whatever reason. I, for one, named my sister as a benefitiary on my life insurance policy almost ten years ago when we were on good terms. I wouldn't trust her within ten feet of my life today…but keep putting it off to remove her name. Let's just hope that she doesn't find out that she's named and I somehow get suspiciously wacked!

  12. 12

    Re: RakelSpektakel – You're an idiot too.

  13. 13

    Give it a rest. Coleman was VERY unhealthy and it was only a matter of time before he passed. He had such a tragic life. I always felt sorry for him and his health.

  14. 14

    Not shady. Hospitals do not work on someone's word. My ex's grandfather was brain dead, but because he didn't have a DNR on file, and my mother-in-law didn't have a copy of the power of attorney, they wouldn't do anything. I had to take her home to get the paper and then she could fill out the DNR. Hospitals would be too open to lawsuits if they did otherwise.

  15. 15

    You're late once again with the news. Of course you think it's suspicious. Everything is a conspiracy to you.

  16. 16

    Leave this poor girl alone. A friend of his confirmed he just had dialysis that day that made him weak PRIOR to the fall. The doctors said the fall seemed normal, no sign of horseplay. She called 911 right away….. what else do you want from her? She just lost her husband, give her a bloody break… ruthless scumbags man. Media has lost integrity.

  17. 17

    Re: Quota2010 – He signed the papers in the hospital days earlier.

  18. 18

    Jesus; Britt Murphy's hubby is now dead, so you're now implying another person's spouse is guilty of murder? Have you not learnt anything?

  19. 19

    I heard the last conversation in the hospital room…

    Shannon "Am I in the Will?"
    Gary "No"
    Shannon "Pull the Plug, no, I'll do it"

  20. rsvp says – reply to this


    What doesn't sound quite right was earlier. If true, apparently she was there when he was injured, and told the 911 operator that he was so dazed from the injury he wasn't coherent all the time and yet she allowed him to drive himself to the hospital. She didn't do it herself because she was too ill. Why didn't they arrange for an ambulance?

  21. 21

    that's good then.
    i was really starting to get pissed off at that bitch!


  22. 22

    According to Utah law, what the hospital spokesman is saying is not true. If the spouse of a person is named on the advance directive, and the couple divorces, the advance directive is invalid. I bet Gary's parents will sue the hospital.