Someone is selling photos of Gary Coleman taken after he died

NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  Actor Gary Coleman attends the premiere of 'Midgets vs. Mascots' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at AMC Village VII on April 25, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
I didn’t want to title this story “Gary Coleman death photos for sale,” but that’s basically what it is. We heard from Gary’s ex wife, Shannon Price, that she was broke and needed money to pay for Gary’s funeral, which was to be held last weekend but was canceled in light of a legal challenge from his family followed by the emergence of a will from 1999. The late actor’s funeral is now pending, with Coleman’s former manager stepping in on his behalf to state that Price cannot hold a funeral or take control of Coleman’s assets. The executor noted that Price has “absolutely no rights or authority, with regard to the disposition of Gary’s remains, services, estate management.”

On the 911 tape and in subsequent interviews posted on TMZ, Price seemed to have absolutely no empathy for Gary and was very matter of fact about both his supposed accident and her decision to pull the plug after only one day on life support. She also went on at length about how she loved to spend money in Vegas and get pampered. That’s a curious topic for a woman who just lost the ex she was living with and still refers to as her husband.

Now TMZ reports that some photos have emerged of Coleman in the hospital on life support, and right after he was taken off support and was already dead. Given how Price has reacted so far, and the fact that only immediate family and hospital personnel would be allowed in the room, she’s the primary suspect as the source. (Price had an advance healthcare directive from Coleman that allowed her to make medical decisions for him, even though they were divorced at the time of his “accident”.) The photos are being shopped for around five figures:

TMZ has learned a series of photos of Gary Coleman in the hospital are being shopped around to the media — and in one of the photos … Gary is already dead.

We’ve seen one of the photos and declined to even look at the rest. In the pic, Gary is in the hospital, his eyes are closed and he is hooked up to a ventilation machine. It is not a pleasant sight.

The person selling the photos claims to have four photos — the one we were shown was taken about an hour before he died. The final photo was taken after he was taken off life support.

Asking price is in the low five figures.

[From CNN]

That just makes my stomach turn. This guy was taken advantage of by being put into show business as a small child, and he never got over that. He ended up married to a woman who was so cold and unfeeling she (probably) is taking advantage of him in death too. You know he would hate that, and it’s doubtful his 1999 will contains a provision for blocking photos of him in the media after he died. Who would imagine that a loved one would stoop that f’ing low?

Adding credence to the assumption that Shannon is the one selling the photos, she’s also trying to sell a video tour of the home where Coleman died, and is asking up to $50,000 for video interviews, according to Radar Online.

Photo below thanks to TMZ

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 23, 2000:  (FILE PHOTO) Child actor Gary Coleman arrives at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 2000 at Staples Center in  Los Angeles, California. The 'Diff'rent Strokes' star joined a race crowded with other celebrities in a bid to replace Gov. Gray Davis in an October 7 recall election.  (Photo by Online USA/Getty Images)

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  1. SolitaryAngel says:

    As if he wasn’t screwed badly enough while he was alive, now this bitch (probably) is trying to cash in on his corpse?! Damn, this sucks!

  2. MeMyself says:

    This poor man, how horrible.

    May there be a place in hell for filth that do such horrible acts.

  3. Rosy says:

    What a waste of space. This bitch needs to go away STAT. My heart goes out to Gary and pray this blood sucker gets no buyers.

  4. pebbles says:

    Don’t give her any money for this. It’s shameful.

  5. sara says:

    Sick. She is a psychopath. It’s very clear how crazy she is. Maybe enough public outcry will force an investigation.

  6. Moe says:

    Everything about this chic and this situation is SICK. Those pics have to be bad if TMZ didnt post them. I hope the police are investigating this one.

  7. buenavissta says:

    Disgusting and disrespectful, whoever it is that is shopping these around. Let the poor man rest in peace.

  8. Green Is Good says:

    I can’t believe the Police aren’t investigating the matter and calling his death suspicious! She KILLED him, and she’s clearly a psycho.

  9. bellaluna says:

    This is just disgusting. I can’t even wrap my head around it. How could someone do such a thing? How shameful. I adored him as a kid, and this is awful for his fans.

    And his “wife”, the one with no rights, totally killed him for the money.

  10. canadianchick says:

    Gross, she’s so sick and twisted, may she join the special place in hell reserved for Roman Polanski and Woody Allen.

  11. Sarah says:

    This makes me sick.

  12. Feebee says:

    She went on GMA to help her cause… it didn’t. If she’s behind the photo selling it’s even worse.

  13. MeMyself says:

    Funny this story is next to the one about Michael Jackson…good god, the way some people want to profit from death.

    And to this Shannon Price, Get a job, Bitch!

  14. SammyHammy says:

    I never thought I’d say this, but now there is someone I respect even less than octomom.

    This waste of DNA is both stupid and evil.

  15. archiepelago says:

    Don’t know for sure it’s her so I’d be careful of throwing accusations – however, she has proved herself to be cold and shallow, so she really brought this latest suspicion on herself. Daft tart.

  16. voiceover says:

    My brother works at the hospital where Gary was first admitted, and where he was seen frequently for various problems. He (my brother) has heard interesting conversations between Gary and Price, and said that a lot of people working there wondered if she was harming him for a good deal of their time together. She’d make frantic calls to him at the hospital, and he’d be heard trying to reassure her, saying things like, “Oh no babe. Don’t worry. I told them I fell down the stairs. It’s not going to be a big deal”. Shit like that. I hope the police are looking into it. I’m betting that they are, they’re just not making their investigation public.

  17. jc126 says:

    Poor Gary. Did anyone ever love him in real life, or did they just exploit him?

  18. Majosha says:

    voiceover: I was also wondering if the cops were looking at this as a possible criminal case without revealing their intentions to the public. The last thing they need is that crazy b*tch squawking about how she’s being persecuted, blah, blah, blah. Let’s hope they’re able to gather enough evidence to convict if she is indeed guilty of harming Gary.

  19. yourmom says:

    TMZ just confirmed that it’s the Price bitch selling the photos…

  20. Cinderella says:

    The media outlets need to ignore her and her awful photos. That is one way to make this backfire into her face.

  21. Bopa says:

    I can’t stand this trollop. I don’t think she killed him but I don’t doubt that she held off on getting him help in the hope that he died before making it to the hospital.

    I hope the police are investagating to make sure she didn’t do this on purpose. I also hope the hospital investigates to see who took the pictures in the hospital.

  22. Bopa says:

    June 7th, 2010 at 1:37 pm TMZ just confirmed that it’s the Price bitch selling the photos…


    Thanks for the update. I now hate this woman more than I do his parents. I hope no one buys them.


    Actually I hope someone with a heart buys them and signs a contract for all rights to the photo’s and then destroys them.

  23. MissyA says:

    Wow. Just. . . wow.

  24. gg says:

    I also hope that she is being investigated. I am still aghast at her from the 9-1-1 tape, yelling at him to stanch his own HEAD wound (!), even as she’s reporting he’s lost so much blood, which means he was already very weak. Yelling at him and refusing to get her hands dirty – unbelievable.

    CB, thank you for spelling “advance healthcare directive” right. Tired of seeing everybody calling it, nonsensically, and “advanced” healthcare directive. It makes no sense and drives legal professionals crazy.

  25. Patrice says:

    “Someone” ??? I just read on another site that Shannon actualy hired a PRODUCTION TEAM to take said photo’s!! What a sick, sadistic , wrteched creature of a woman and shame on the monsters who took the pictures as well as the hospital staff who let them in.

    Poor Gary. Thank God he is in a much better place now and can finally have the peace he deservres. RIP.

  26. Sincerity says:

    Shannon is a remorseless, self-absorbed psychopath, period. I pray to GOD that NO ONE buys them. Under the circumstances, the authorities should be investigating his death. At first, I was willing to give her a benefit of a doubt, however, I’ve completely thrown that out of the window. Her actions only confirm that she never loved Gary while he was alive and may have believed he was worth more to her dead!

  27. ChinaCat says:

    Oh good Lord, give the guy some peace finally! What a f*cking bitch!

  28. Lem says:

    MikeyK is saying TMZ is saying they sold. WTF is wrong with folks, I tried so hard not to see that baby smoking and just saw them in a commercial. DOH! this is more wrong!
    Micheal K also said TMZ said Shannon had a production company take the photos.

    On the other hand; I think it is exactly what Gary would have done… given the chance

    (I won’t give TMZ the credit of going to their site)

  29. Bopa says:

    June 7th, 2010 at 6:51 pm MikeyK is saying TMZ is saying they sold. WTF is wrong with folks, I tried so hard not to see that baby smoking and just saw them in a commercial. DOH! this is more wrong!
    Micheal K also said TMZ said Shannon had a production company take the photos.

    On the other hand; I think it is exactly what Gary would have done… given the chance

    (I won’t give TMZ the credit of going to their site)


    “On the other hand; I think it is exactly what Gary would have done… given the chance”

    Actually if you review the way he’s handled himself over the years Gary would have never done this. Gary was always a prideful person. He would have rather died poor than say “Watchu Talkin Bout Willis”. He got mad at the producers of his last film because of nude shots in the film that were supposed to be of him. I don’t believe Gary would be ok with this.

  30. Wresa says:

    This might be one of the most evil things I have ever heard of.

  31. Cakes says:

    Everything I want to say about this can be summed up in one word: gross.

  32. so amazing!!! this is exactly the kind of stuff i am looking for thanks for this

  33. Anonymous says:

    mbt calzado.