Gary Coleman's Final Wishes Revealed: No Press at My Wake
In Gary Coleman's final known will, the Diff'rent Strokes actor named friend and former manager Dion Mial as executor of his estate, leaving Mial instructions on how he would like to be remembered, according to The Associated Press.
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A 1999 will filed in Provo, Utah, states that Coleman wanted to be cremated and celebrated at a wake put together by people with no financial ties to the actor — people who "can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary Coleman." .
Coleman also insisted that any press who reported on his legal, financial, health or marriage woes would not be allowed at his wake.
"I direct my personal representative to permit no members of the press to be present at my wake or funeral," Coleman stated.
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Coleman, who died in May after suffering a brain hemorrhage, did not name his ex-wife, Shannon Price, in the will, whom he met in 2006. Sheila Erickson, a rep for Price, told the AP that the 24-year-old former wife plans to meet with her lawyer to discuss whether she has any claim to the estate.