'Foul play' claimed in Coleman's death

Gary Coleman's former manager Dion Mial believes there was "foul play" surrounding the actor's death, but refused to be drawn on the "criminal intentions" that could be involved in his passing.

The Diff'rent Strokes actor - whose ex-wife Shannon Price made the decision to turn off his life support machine - fell into a coma after suffering a brain haemorrhage following a fall at home, and despite police previously ruling out suspicious circumstances, Mial insists there was a "criminal" reason for his passing.

He told RadarOnline.com: "I wholeheartedly believe there was foul play here. There are criminal intentions relative to Gary's death."

Miak also blasted 24-year-old Price - who claimed to be on the verge of remarrying the 42-year-old actor - for selling interviews and pictures of the star in hospital in the wake of his death.

He added: "The picture that Shannon took in the hospital is much worse than people can see. There is nothing covert about her behaviour and how she has handled this."

Coleman's estranged parents Sue and Willie Coleman have previously questioned whether their son's death was caused by foul play.

The couple's spokesperson Victor Perillo said: "If I had the dollars, I'd hire someone to take another look at the body to see if there was any blunt force trauma to the head.

"How did he hit his head? Why was there so much blood?"

Meanwhile, Price has now been served legal papers instructing her to stay out of the home she shared with Gary in Utah after she was videoed entering the property - which she had already been banned from - and removing documents and personal items, including musical instruments and furniture.

Mial's attorney Kent Alderman - who filed Gary's will this week - said: "We notified Shannon that we have been appointed administrator and asked them not to come into the house again."

- BANG! SHOWBIZ


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