Several news outlets are reporting a surprising twist in the Gary Coleman tragedy -- his wife, Shannon Price, might not have had the right to remove Coleman from life support. In fact, Entertainment Tonight has obtained court papers confirming that the actor was divorced from Price at the time of his death. Coleman, 42, was taken off life support on Friday with Price's permission.

Update: Hospital Confirms Gary Coleman's Ex Did Have Medical Authority

Coleman's former lawyer Randy Kester is also speaking out, telling PEOPLE, "I can confirm they've been divorced since August 12, 2008. At the time of Gary's death, they were not married. I have no knowledge if they were ever remarried." His lawyer went on to say, "Gary wanted me to keep their divorce private but now that it's been made public, I'm compelled to say it's all true."