Gary Coleman Was Divorced at Time of Death

June 2, 2010 By:
Gary Coleman Was Divorced at Time of Death

New documents prove that Gary Coleman was divorced at the time of his death.

According to court documents obtained by ET, Gary and Shannon Price were legally divorced on August 12, 2008.

Gary filed for divorce from Shannon under sealed divorce documents that referred to the parties as "John Doe" and "Jane Doe." Gary paid for all the expenses and alimony wasn't awarded.

Gary Coleman Gashed His Head Before He Died

So the question remains, did Shannon, as his ex wife, have authority to give the hospital permission to pull the plug on Gary? According to Gary's lawyer, the answer is no!

"Some people have raised the issue that they saw Gary and Shannon on Divorce Court and now there's some questions about whether or not they were married at the time of the death and whether [Shannon] had the authority to pull the plug at the hospital," attorney Randy Kester says.

"Some people in the public are raising issues whether she had authority to do that and if she has authority to be making funeral arrangements, and exactly where she fits into his estate," he adds. "I think there's going to be some developing controversy about some issues of authority."

Gary didn't leave a will behind either so a lot of things are up in the air in regards to his death. Stay tuned for more info!