THIS is one of the final pictures of tragic actor Gary Coleman.
In the snap, which appears on the front cover of this week’s Globe magazine, Gary — who passed away last month at the age of 42 — is in the hospital and hooked up to a ventilation machine. The woman in the picture is Gary’s ex-wife, Shannon Price.
Here’s what Globe mag says on its website:
It’s the story and pictures all America is talking about! Sitcom legend Gary Coleman was the victim of shocking foul play, a top investigator says after examining blood splatter evidence found at the pint-sized actor’s Utah home after he was discovered lying on the kitchen floor with a gaping head wound. Find out why the CSI analyst insists the Diff’rent Strokes star was murdered – and see the surprising last photos of bandaged Coleman and his ex-wife Shannon Price taken in his hospital room just hours before his tragic death. Only in GLOBE!
According to PopEater, Globe paid just $10,000 for the pics.
“They are going to sell a crazy amount of magazines,” said one publishing source. “Yes it’s an ugly decision to run pictures of a man in his hospital bed minutes before he died, but dead celebrities sell.
“The photos are so tasteless that none of the glossy magazines wanted to bid on them. This allowed Globe to get them so cheap.”
However, publishing the morbid snaps could come at a price.
“Yes, you get one week of great sales but forever on you are known as the magazine that will do anything to get people to buy it,” said one magazine editor.
“It’s a desperate move that damages your brand in the long run.”
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