Gary Coleman’s ex-wife had rights to pull the plug

So apparently Shannon Price did have the legal authority to pull the plug on Gary Coleman after all. Whoops. E! News:

“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,” reads a statement released by Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to E! News.
“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.”

Just so there’s no confusion, let me make sure I’m reading this correctly: Shannon Price was well within her rights to end Gary Coleman’s life after her convenient inability to provide him first aid didn’t finish the job? Jesus Christ. If I had that kind of criminal genius, I’d be robbing Fort Knox not killing beloved child actors who, admittedly, got kind of weird toward the end there. That being said, what’s Shannon’s thoughts on marrying Dustin Diamond? I can make some calls.

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