"I can confirm they've been divorced since Aug. 12, 2008," attorney Randy Kester told the magazine, also noting that Coleman had asked him to keep the divorce private. "At the time of Gary's death, they were not married. I have no knowledge if they were ever remarried."
The 42-year-old actor suffered an intracranial hemorrhage and was taken off life support on Friday after Price, 24, gave the hospital permission. Janet Frank, spokeswoman for the Utah hospital, told People they will be investigating what, if any, standing Price had to make that decision.
"Shannon certainly portrayed herself as his wife to our staff and doctors," Frank said. "We assumed she was telling the truth. We can't comment on specific details in Mr. Coleman's case, but in general, any patient on life support is thoroughly evaluated medically before life support is ended."
Kester and Frank did not immediately respond to TVGuide.com's request for comment.