The person who had the longest relationship with Gary Coleman is making a barrage of attacks against the Diff’rent Strokes star’s ex-wife Shannon Price — lashing out about her now infamous 911 call and her decision to take him off of life support.
Breaking his silence to RadarOnline.com, Coleman’s long-time agent Robert Malcolm said the star “shouldn’t have died.”
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Following Coleman’s death on May 28, there has been much speculation around the alleged involvement of Price in the events surrounding her 911 call and her ultimate decision to switch off the actor’s life support machine.
The autopsy, which was carried out following his death, ruled out foul play.
Malcolm told RadarOnline.com Price’s disastrous decisions started with the 911 call, in which she admitted she was unable to help Coleman because she was gagging.
“I’ve got blood on myself. I can’t deal,” she told the operator.
Said Malcolm, “All I know is that when she made that telephone call she was upstairs and if she cared about him, whether she was going to have a seizure or not she would have gone downstairs and tried to help him.
“She would have overcome her own needs.
“I’m married and I know that’s what my wife would have done.”
Malcolm said the desperate call reminded him of an earlier incident when Coleman was hospitalized in a coma.
“She called me up and said, ‘Robert, his tongue is out of his mouth, he looks so terrible,’” he recounted to RadarOnline.com.
She said, “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at him like that again.”
“This, to me, wasn’t love,” added Malcom.
He also said Price should never have been allowed to turn off her ex-husband’s life support.
Price was widely thought to be Coleman’s wife when she made the decision, but it later emerged the couple had divorced.
“He shouldn’t have died and she shouldn’t have pulled the plug,” Malcolm said.
“I’m not a lawyer, but I did some research, and there was letter that he signed in 2006 which gave her the right to make full decisions.
But they were divorced in 2008 in the state of Utah you cannot have a person who is divorced be the person who decides whether you live or die.
“I think the hospital is liable and I think Shannon is liable and that’s my opinion.”