Just hours after Gary Coleman passed away
, his wife of almost three years, Shannon Price, acknowledged her late husband's fan support in a moving statement.
In a press conference, Shannon's brother, Shawn Price, read a note on her behalf:
"We are very grateful for all the wonderful support
everyone has been extending to Gary's family," the statement began. "Thousands of emails have poured in to the hospital. It's been comforting to the family ..."