Wife Shannon Price thanks Gary Coleman's fans for support

shannon-price-gary-coleman-wedding-ie.jpgFollowing "Diff'rent Strokes" star Gary Coleman's death on Friday (May 28), a press conference was held where Coleman's brother-in-law Shawn Price read a statement from his sister Shannon.

"We are very grateful for all the wonderful support everyone has been extending to Gary's family. Thousands of e-mails have poured in to the hospital. This has been so comforting to the family to know how beloved he still is. Thank you so much for all that you guys have done and for the support and prayers that you guys have given us."

Coleman wed Price in 2008 when he was 40 and she was 22.