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Gary Coleman estate battles about to heat up

It’s been a relatively-quiet couple of months in the Gary Coleman estate, after the two weeks of craziness that followed his sudden death on May 28, 2010.  It looks like that’s about to change.Gary Coleman estate

A short recap:  Coleman’s ex-wife, Shannon Price, used her medical power of attorney document to terminate Coleman’s life support, which upset his estranged parents.  They then filed to open his estate, saying he died without a will, and stopped Price from planning his funeral.

But there was a will.  Coleman’s ex-manager, Dion Mial, came forward with a 1999 will naming him as the executor in charge.  But wait!

There was a later will, in 2005, naming Coleman’s female friend and former companion, Anna Gray as the one to be in charge of his estate.  So she’s in control, right?  No!

Price says she has a handwritten amendment to the will, from 2007, naming her as the executor and the beneficiary.  She claims Coleman actually wanted her to inherit everything, even though they were divorced in 2008.  Read more...

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