*In keeping with Gary Coleman’s request to be cremated upon his death, his ex-wife Shannon Price says she already has plans for his ashes.
Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight,” the 24-year-old said she’s planning “to spread some [of Gary's remains] 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.”
Price, who posed for photos with a comatose Coleman on his death bed and sold them to The Globe tabloid for $10,000, is denying the validity of Coleman’s 1999 will, which was filed Tuesday in a Provo, Utah court.
Although she agrees with the tenet that Coleman wanted to be cremated, she contests some of the will’s other instructions.
Her spokeswoman, Sheila Erickson, told UsMagazine.com that Price has a 2007 will in which Coleman left her everything. However, Price and Coleman’s 2008 divorce nullifies any will other than the 1999 document – which appoints Coleman’s former manager, Dion Mial, as executor of his estate and instructs him to pay out money according to a trust – notes Dial’s lawyer Kent Alderman.
Coleman was hospitalized on May 26 after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by an accident at his Utah home. He died two days later at the age of 42.