Gary Coleman's death ruled accidental, case closed
"There was no struggle," said a spokesman from Utah's Santaquin Police Department. "There’s no indication of anything else here than an accident."
An autopsy determined he'd suffered a head injury in an accidental fall, and that he also was suffering renal failure and significant blockage of his coronary arteries -- not surprising news, given his sketchy health in the months before his death.
In the wake of Coleman's death, somewhat of a circus evolved, with squabbles over funeral arrangements, the disposition of the body, the fate of his cremains, and whether any trains would be involved. Some also questioned whether Price had the right to pull the plug in the first place, and then there was also the issue of those deathbed pictures.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Gary Coleman at a 2008 rehearsal for the TV Land Awards. Credit: David Strick / For The Times
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