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Gary Coleman's Ex Selling Deathbed Photos?

June 7th, 2010 2:44pm EDT

Gary ColemanShannon Price is set to cash in on Gary Coleman's death after allegedly selling a series of disturbing photographs of her ex-husband on his hospital deathbed, according to a report.

The Diff'rent Strokes star passed away on May 28th at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center after suffering a brain hemorrhage following a fall at his home. Various media outlets were recently approached to purchase a set of four images featuring Coleman hooked up to a ventilation machine in the moments before he died.

In one shot, the former child star is said to already be dead after he was taken off his life support machine. The sick pictures have been snapped up by the editors of an unidentified tabloid in a five-figure deal, although the image of a deceased Coleman was not included in the sale, reports TMZ.com.

The website claims Price is the person responsible for organizing the photo session after hiring a production company to take the pictures and conduct an interview with her shortly after Coleman's death.

A memorial service for the actor was due to be held in Sandy, Utah over the weekend but plans were scrapped at the last minute following a dispute between Price and Coleman's estranged parents, who want to take his remains home to Illinois.

Dion Mial, Coleman's former manager and executor of the actor's estate, has confirmed the former child star will now be cremated, although further details have yet to be established.

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