Gary Coleman's ex-wife responded Monday to speculation about her possible role in his death, saying, "I would take my own life before I would do anything to him," and insisted that despite being divorced almost two years, "We loved each other" and had a "golden" relationship.
Shannon Price, 24, told "Good Morning America" she felt "a lot of speculation out there. I've had a lot of people sit there and say, 'Yeah, she pushed him.' . . . People can say whatever they want," she responded. "I know the truth. I would never hurt my husband, ever."
The Santaquin [Utah] Police Department report on officers' May 26 visit to Coleman's home, in response to Price's 911 call after Coleman fell in the kitchen, states there was "nothing suspicious."
Coleman, 42, died May 28 from a brain hemorrhage suffered two days earlier. Price, saying his doctors "advised me that he wasn't going to make it," had him taken off life support.
Price told "Entertainment Tonight" she had a directive signed by Coleman giving her the authority to make medical decisions.
"His heart was giving out," she said. "It was the most difficult decision I've ever had to make in my entire life. Seeing Gary in that circumstance . . . it was best for him to go and not suffer. He was already a vegetable," she said.
She said their unpublicized divorce followed "a disagreement." She told "GMA" that "after we both filed and it went through, we decided it wasn't the right choice. We were going to renew our vows soon, but our health issues got in the way."