Gary Coleman’s Ex-Wife Wants You to Pay for His Funeral

Got an extra few bucks hanging around? Shannon Price would like you to send them her way.
The ex-wife of former Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Coleman—who passed away last Friday at the age of 42—is asking the public to help pay for his funeral, because she claims to be flat broke.

In an interview with TMZ, Price details her financial woes, noting that acting work had tapered off for Coleman in his later years, and that the actor was unable to obtain life insurance because of his kidney ailment. Due to these two circumstances, Price laments,

“Now I basically have nothing.”

So who’ll pony up to give Coleman his final resting place? That’s where you come in. Price notes,

“I’m just hoping that people pour out to us and really show their compassion.”

Interestingly enough, during the same interview, Price reminisces about the Las Vegas shopping sprees she’d go on with her now-deceased spouse in better times. Price brags,

“Obviously, I would buy the high-end stuff.”

Maybe a little bit of fiscal restraint would have helped her avoid her current situation.