The only surviving child star from Diff’rent Strokes says Gary Coleman’s medical directive may need to be investigated, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Todd Bridges told RadarOnline.com that he was not aware of Gary’s final wishes, but when told that a 2006 document indicated that Gary wanted to “prolong life”—he said “if he did check that, then that’s something that maybe needs to be looked at.”
Gary’s ex-wife Shannon Price decided to pull the plug after Gary was on life support for only two days.
In an interview airing Tuesday night, Price tells Entertainment Tonight, “This is what the doctors advised me. I did what I could. The doctors advised me that he was not going to make it because his heart was going to give out and [it was] the time to pull it. Gary and I had talked about that and he said, ‘If I am a vegetable, just pull it.’ I tried very hard to make sure that I did everything… for him to have a chance at surviving.”
Todd Bridges kept in touch with Gary through the years and the TV brothers did many public appearances together. He says he looked at Gary as his “little brother.”
And, now Todd just wants it all to end. “What I hope is that Gary’s body is laid to rest, that’s all I hope for.”
The 42-year-old’s body is in a mortuary in Utah. On Monday, a judge ruled that Gary’s body must be cremated within 48 hours and allowed the executor of a third will –Anna Gray– to see Gary one last time.