Gary Coleman Gave Ex-Wife Power To Pull Plug
Although reports surfaced on Wednesday that Gary Coleman’s wife Shannon Price may have not had the right to pull the plug on Gary, hospital officials have revealed that Shannon did indeed have that power.
Officials at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center told RadarOnline that Gary had given Shannon full power to make medical decisions for him while they were married and that he didn’t change it when they got divorced.
“Mr. Coleman had completed an Advanced Health Care Directive that granted Shannon Price permission to make medical decisions on his behalf if he was unable to do so. An Advanced Health Care Directive remains in effect regardless of a patient’s marital status, unless modified by the patient. It is a private medical document which the hospital does not have permission to release. However, we received permission to confirm that the document was in effect at the time of Mr. Coleman’s death.
Although the two had divorced two years before his death, they had reportedly reconciled shortly after their split and some of their friends and family weren’t even aware that the two had split.
The two had reportedly kept the divorce secret and filed their documents under named “John Doe” and “Jane Doe.” The couple still lived together at the time of Gary’s death.
Gary died in Utah after being taken off life support on Friday. He had slipped into a coma following a head injury. He was 42.
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