Meanwhile, Coleman remained in the headlines. In 2003, he ran for governor in California’s recall election but was not treated as a serious contender. Just two years later, he was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Utah, where he lived, after a domestic incident between him and his new wife, Shannon Price. A year later, the couple appeared on the television show Divorce Court in an effort to save their marriage. Then, in January, Coleman was arrested for a second time on a domestic violence warrant after missing a court date.
Gary Coleman is survived by his wife, Shannon Price. Funeral arrangements have not been released by the family.
Chana Garcia is a regular contributor to The Root.