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Gary Coleman's ex-wife, Shannon Price, has filed a petition in a Utah court to be appointed as the special administrator of the late Diff'rent Strokes star's estate, according to court documents.

Price filed a petition in 4th District Court in Provo which said that, even though the two were divorced in August 2008, she is still Coleman's common law wife and should be making the funeral arrangements.

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The documents filed by Price's attorney said they have an unsigned will, which was drawn up in 2005 and names Price as the conservator of his estate. Among the documents attached to Price's affidavit was a handwritten note with Coleman's signature naming Price as the sole heir of his earnings, home, toy trains and other property. The note was dated Sept. 4, 2007, less than a month after Coleman and Price married.

"I made this change of free will and was not coerced in any way," read the note. "This I have done because of my personal selfishness and my weakness and I love her with all my heart."

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Coleman, 42, suffered an intracranial hemorrhage and was taken off life support May 28 after Price, 24, gave the hospital permission. The actor's last-known will from 1999 names friend and former manager Dion Mial as his estate's executor, according to The Associated Press. The will also instructed that any press who reported on his legal, financial, health or marriage woes would not be allowed at his wake and that he wanted to be cremated and celebrated at a wake put together by people with no financial ties to the actor. Price, whom Coleman met in 2005 on the set of the film Church Ball, was not named in the will.