Coleman’s Mother ‘shocked’ By Photo Sale

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June 8, 2010 | 8:27am EST

Gary Coleman’s mother is outraged pictures of her late son on his deathbed were offered up for sale – calling the photographs “extremely disrespectful.”
The Diff’rent Strokes star passed away on 28 May after suffering a brain haemorrhage, and various media outlets have subsequently been approached to purchase a set of four images featuring Coleman hooked up to a ventilation machine in the moments before he died.
The pictures, allegedly taken at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, are also said to include one shot of the star after he was taken off his life support machine.
The actor’s mum, Edmonia Sue Coleman, has now heard about the images, telling she’s “shocked” by the news and branding the pictures “extremely disrespectful.”
Edmonia has also commented on allegations Coleman’s ex-wife, Shannon Price, is behind the sale, adding: “I can’t think of any other reason why she would do that unless it’s just for the money.”