Gary Coleman's Family Demand Answers, Cause Of Death Under Investigation
Gary Coleman’s estranged parents are demanding answers about what happened to put their son in a coma and ultimately force his removal from life support.
Sue and Willie Coleman -- who the pint-sized actor sued in 1989 for allegedly stealing his multimillion-dollar fortune, a claim his parents have long denied -- want Gary's wife to reveal what led to his hospitalization.
"We're not pointing fingers at anyone, but we need to know exactly what happened," Sue said on Saturday.
"We're not angry. We're just concerned. Did our son fall down the stairs? Did he fall in the bathtub? We need to have some closure on our son's life.”
No details of the accident prior to Gary’s death have been released.
However, a spokeswoman for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo has confirmed the official cause of death is still under investigation.
Janet Frank would only say that an "accident" occurred in the actor's Santaquin, Utah, home on Wednesday evening, that led to Coleman suffering an intracranial hemorrhage.
Frank declined to give details, citing the wishes of Gary's wife Shannon Price -- who she married in August 2007.
The Price family has not said publically what happened.
But Santaquin Police Chief Dennis Howard has said: “There was absolutely nothing suspicious about Coleman's death.”
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Coleman and his wife had a rocky relationship. In February, Coleman pleaded guilty to domestic violence.
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In July last year, Price spent two hours in a county lockup after she was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
Police said she trashed Coleman’s bedroom and locked him out of the house.
The couple reconciled after an appearance on the syndicated "Divorce Court," where Price described Coleman as distant and depressed.
"We respect the relationship our son had with Shannon," Sue told People.
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"When we found out he got married, we thought, 'Well, at least he has someone in his life who he cares about and who cares about him.' We were happy about that.
“But it's frustrating that we haven't heard from the Price family. But it's possible they didn't even know we existed.
“Gary may have told her that he didn't have any family.
"This is a shock to us. We loved Gary very much. We're going to miss him."