LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- A photo of actor Gary Coleman apparently taken as he lay dying in a Utah hospital was published on the cover of Globe Magazine Wednesday.
The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star died late last month after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42.
CNN said Globe's parent company American Media confirmed it bought the photo, but spokeswoman Samantha Trenk declined to say who sold the photo to the publication and how much was paid for it.
Dion Mial, Coleman's longtime friend and former manager, told CNN the actor's ex-wife, Shannon Price -- who appears with Coleman in the heartbreaking photo -- sold the image to Globe in an "ongoing desperate attempt" to profit from his death.
Mial said he thinks Price deserves the "life of a social and professional outcast" for her actions.