Coleman Death Pics Sell for $10K

Shannon Price is supposedly the snapper
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2010 9:00 AM CDT
Gary Coleman, center,of the televison series "Diff'rent Strokes" and his wife Shannon Price, are interviewed by on the the NBC "Today" television program by Al Roker, in New York, Feb. 26, 2008.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – When it comes to profiting from Gary Coleman’s death, his ex-wife isn’t stopping at weird interviews: Shannon Price is reportedly behind the sale of Coleman’s death photos. The pictures, which show the actor in his hospital bed, were purchased by the oh-so-classy Globe magazine for $10,000, PopEater reports. Price supposedly took the photos and will get at least some of the money from their sale.

The pics “are so tasteless that none of the glossy magazines wanted to bid on them,” says one magazine insider. Another source calls the Globe’s decision to run the photos “ugly,” but acknowledges, “they are going to sell a crazy amount of magazines.” One of Coleman’s friends railed against the situation on Twitter, claiming, “Only one person could be behind this and this is so dang sick to say you love someone and do this yeah right.”

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