Former "Different Strokes" star Gary Coleman filed legal documents in 2006 that specifically stated that he did not want anyone to pull the plug on him.
In the documents obtained by TMZ, Coleman checked a box titled "Choice to Prolong Life," which says, "I want my life to be prolonged as long as possible within the limits of generally accepted health care standards."
Shannon Price, Gary Coleman's ex-wife, has reportedly sold three photos of Coleman during his final hours to a tabloid magazine.
In a statement released to "Extra," Coleman's former agent, Victor Perillo, says he is "appalled" to hear about the purchasing of these photos.
"I am personally appalled to hear the news that individuals are selling photos of Gary in the hospital," he said. "This is unconscionable and despicable. I would like to praise all the reputable news organizations that declined the offers. I hope others will do the same out of respect and human decency."
Former "Different Strokes" star Gary Coleman was set to be buried this weekend, but funeral plans have been put on hold while his ex-wife and estranged parents battle over his remains.
Gary's parents, Sue and Willie Coleman, plan to file legal action to gain control over their son's deceased body. The couple wants to have Gary's remains buried in his birthplace, Zion, Ill., where they currently live.
"Extra" has obtained the 911 call made by Gary Coleman's wife Shannon Price, who made the decision to take Coleman off life support last Friday.
Listen to what Shannon tells the dispatcher about why she didn't drive Gary to the hospital.
Although the marital status between the late Gary Coleman and his wife, Shannon Price, is in question, Price's agent believes they were married.
Shielia Erickson, who represented Price in Utah, told "Extra," "Shannon and Gary really loved each other. I thought they were always married. I was always close to them, and that's how they acted -- married."
Shannon Price, the wife of the late Gary Coleman, may not have had the authority to take her husband off life support, after the actor suffered a brain hemorrhage last Friday, UsMagazine.com reports.
"Some people have raised the issue that they saw Gary and Shannon on 'Divorce Court,' and now there's some questions about whether or not they were married at the time of the death and whether [Shannon] had the authority to pull the plug at the hospital," Coleman's attorney Randy Kester told UsMagazine. He believes more controversy will be revealed in the coming months.
Stars are sending out their thoughts and condolences via Twitter on the death of Gary Coleman.
Mario Lopez: "Thoughts and prayers go out to Gary Coleman's family. I knew Gary and grew up loving 'Arnold Jackson.' Part of my childhood is gone... sad.
"Diff'rent Strokes" star Gary Coleman has died following a fall in which he hit his head, "Extra" confirms. The 4'8" star had been in delicate health most of his life, having endured two kidney transplants and daily dialysis for many years. Coleman died today in a Provo, Utah hospital, where he had been in critical condition since Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman has announced.
Coleman entered showbiz pop culture at age 10 as Arnold Jackson on "Diff'rent Strokes," playing a wisecracking kid adopted by a rich widower. The show ran for 8 years and made his catchphrase, "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" part of the pop lexicon. First Lady Nancy Reagan appeared on the show in 1983 as part of her anti-drug campaign.