Gary Coleman’s ex-wife Shannon Price says Coleman asked to be cremated and wants the remainder of him to be put in a place which was close to his heart. She said: "To spread some of them around some train tracks because trains were his hobby and he loved that very much. And I think that he would really appreciate that I did that for him."
Although the couple were divorced at the time of the 42-year-old star’s death from a brain haemorrhage last month, Shannon, 24, insists she has a legal document from 2007 showing "he wanted me to have everything". However, Coleman’s former manager Dion Mial’s lawyer Kent Alderman claims their split effectively nullifies any document she has. Coleman’s will from 1999 was filed yesterday (08.06.10), which stated his wishes for his funeral, including who should be there.
In it, he stated he wanted only "those who have no financial ties to me and who can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary Coleman". The document appoints Mial, 46, as executor of his estate, giving him the power to set funeral plans in motion, assess the value of the estate and decide how any money is to be paid out according to a trust. It’s thought Coleman didn’t leave much money when he died with his main asset being his $315,000 home. A date for the funeral is still to be set.