Gary Coleman 911 Call: Ex-Wife Frantic, Parents "Not Pointing Fingers"

Gary Coleman, of the televison series "Diff'rent Strokes," appears on the the NBC "Today" television program in New York, Tuesday Feb. 26, 2008. AP Photo/Richard Drew

Gary Coleman on Feb. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (CBS) With the release of a frantic 911 call made by Gary Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price, parents of the former child star are demanding answers.

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In a 911 call released by authorities, Shannon Price, 24, is heard telling a dispatcher "there's blood everywhere" after the 42-year-old actor apparently fell and split the back of his head open.

"I heard this big bang and I went downstairs," Price tells emergency dispatchers on May 26. "I don't know what happened. He fell and I don't know. There was blood all over ... I don' t want him to die. I'm freaking out."

Coleman was rushed to a hospital and placed on life support but died from an intracranial hemorrhage two days later, on May 28, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

On Monday, People.com reported that Coleman's parents are seeking details into the incidents leading up to their son's death.

Coleman was estranged from his parents, Willie, 71, and Sue Coleman, before he died. The couple told People.com that they have tried numerous times to get in contact with Gary's wife, but to no avail.

The "Diff'rent Strokes" star famously sued his parents and business manager in 1989 for allegedly stealing his multimillion-dollar fortune - a claim his parents have long denied, citing their continual working-class lifestyle, according to People.com.

"We're not pointing fingers at anyone, but we need to know exactly what happened," Sue Coleman told People.com.

"We're not angry. We're just concerned. Did our son fall down the stairs? Did he fall in the bathtub? We need to have some closure on our son's life."

Janet Frank, a spokesperson for the hospital, would only say an "accident" occurred in the actor's Santaquin, Utah, home.

According to People.com, the Colemans believe Shannon can provide details of the accident. They say they also tried to contact the Price family by calling Santaquin police. Coincidentally, that call was placed the same day the actor was removed from life support.

Police said earlier this week there is no investigation under way because there is nothing suspicious about his death, but no details have been released on how or why he fell. Coleman did suffer two seizures earlier this year.

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