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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