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Gary Coleman and Shannon Price


Troubled by health, financial, legal, emotional, and relationship problems, Gary Coleman's "long, sad road" ended tragically with his death at the age of 42. Here is information about his marriage to Shannon Price.


Gary Coleman: February 8, 1968 in Zion, Illinois.

Shannon Price: August 28, 1985.


Gary Wayne Coleman: Gary died at age 42 on May 28, 2010 in Provo, Utah. Coleman fell and hurt his head, was rushed to a hospital, put on life support, and then died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage.
"Coleman’s growth was hampered at a young age by a congenital kidney disease caused by focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, as he never grew beyond 4 feet, 8 inches tall. Twice having undergone kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984, Coleman required daily dialysis in his everyday life."
Source: "Gary Coleman Dead at 42." RadarOnline.com. 5/28/2010.

How Gary and Shannon Met:

Shannon and Gary met in 2006 on the set of Church Ball.

Wedding Date and Information:

After dating for five months, Shannon proposed. Gary and Shannon were secretly married on August 28, 2007 on a mountaintop in the Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gary: "Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us. That was all that was there. There was nobody else."
Source: "Gary Coleman Reveals His Secret Marriage." InsideEdition.com. 2/12/2008.

Marriage Issues:

Saying they hoped to save their marriage, Shannon and Gary appeared on Divorce Court in early May 2008. On the show they talked about Gary's anger issues, the issue of having children, their intimate relationship, Gary's mental and emotional baggage, and the distance between them.

In summer 2009, Shannon was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence and disorderly conduct. In January 2010, Gary was arrested on a domestic violence assault warrant.

Scott Harris: "Sadly, Coleman's marriage did not seem to improve after their 'Divorce Court' appearance, as the local police were frequently called to their Santaquin, Utah home to intervene in domestic disputes."
Source: Scott Harris. "Gary Coleman on 'Divorce Court'" His Last Big TV Role." TVSquad.com. 5/28/2010.
Shannon: "He lets his anger conquer him sometimes, I don’t like the violence, I really don’t … He throws things around, and sometimes he throws it in my direction…He’s got to damage something before his anger stops ... I’m a Virgo, he’s Aquarius … so we’re not really compatible."
Source: "Gary Coleman Reveals His Secret Marriage." InsideEdition.com. 2/12/2008.

In June 2010, attorney Randy Kester claimed that Gary Coleman and Shannon Price were divorced on August 12, 2008.
Source: Ken Lee. "Lawyer: Gary Coleman Was Divorced When He Died." People.com. 6/02/2010


Gary and Shannon lived in Santaquin, Utah.


Gary and Shannon did not have any children.


Gary: Actor, writer, producer, security guard.

Shannon: Actress, eBay-er.

Quotes About the Marriage of Gary Coleman and Shannon Price:

Robert Malcolm concerning the restraining order granted to Coleman on 2/19/2010. He never served it to Price: "The dynamics of their relationship were very unhealthy," he said. "This time he knew he needed to break away so he made sure she was not allowed in his home, but then he had feelings for her even though she was abusive and so he allowed her back into his home."
Source: PopEater Staff. "Gary Coleman Had Filed Restraining Order Against Ex-Wife." Popeater.com. 6/22/2010.

Gary about frequent arguments with Shannon: "It's not her fault. I always feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders every day I get up. ... There are days I don't even want to get up."
Source: Scott Harris. "Gary Coleman on 'Divorce Court'" His Last Big TV Role." TVSquad.com. 5/28/2010.

Gary about married life: "It's great. It's one of the hardest jobs you'll ever love."
Source: Katherine Thomson. "Gary Coleman at 41: A Movie, New Wife Shannon Price and a Website Selling Candles." HuffingtonPost.com. 4/30/2009.

Shannon about their height difference (11 inches): "He was ten feet tall to me because he was sweet and I really liked his personality. That doesn’t really matter to me."
Source: "Gary Coleman Reveals His Secret Marriage." InsideEdition.com. 2/12/2008.

Gary about their age difference (17 years): "I don’t have issues with age, I have issues with intelligence … She’s more intelligent then I am and that’s what matters to me."
Source: "Gary Coleman Reveals His Secret Marriage." InsideEdition.com. 2/12/2008.

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