Police close files on Coleman death case

Gary Coleman's death is no longer viewed as suspicious.

Gary Coleman's death is no longer viewed as suspicious.

Detectives investigating the death of the 'Diff'rent Strokes' star closed the case yesterday, siding with a county coroner’s recent verdict that the actor’s death, from a brain haemorrhage following a fall in May this year, was not deliberate.

This exonerates his ex-wife Shannon Price, who was criticised for her reaction when she found her ex-husband’s body, and made a call to emergency services where she said she hadn’t attempted to administer any first aid as she “can’t stand blood”.

Gary’s parents voiced their concerns about the circumstances surrounding their son’s death following a fall at his home.

The couple's spokesperson Victor Perillo said: "If I had the dollars, I'd hire someone to take another look at the body to see if there was any blunt force trauma to the head.

"How did he hit his head? Why was there so much blood?"

Gary’s former manager Dion Mial also admitted he had suspicions about his ex-client’s passing.

He said at the time: "I wholeheartedly believe there was foul play here. There are criminal intentions relative to Gary's death."

Shannon – who decided to turn off her former spouse’s life support machine, despite him previously expressing wishes to be kept alive in such a situation - was never officially named as a suspect in the investigation into Gary’s death, but she did release a statement stating she had no involvement in his passing.

The 25-year-old blonde – who had claimed to be on the verge of remarrying her former spouse at the time of his death - was written out of the actor’s will and was forced to deny rumours she was trying to sell photos of the him on his deathbed were true.

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