Gary Coleman didn’t want anyone to pull plug, had 3rd will with another woman

Gary didn’t want anyone to pull the plug
In case the Gary Coleman story wasn’t complicated enough already, at least two new legal documents have emerged that shed light onto the actor’s wishes for his healthcare and estate. In one, a medical directive filed in 2006, Gary specifically indicated that he wanted his life prolongedas long as possible within the limits of generally accepted health care standards.” He did not check the the choice “not to prolong life,” meaning he probably wouldn’t have agreed with his ex wife’s twisted reasoning for pulling the plug on him after just 24 hours. Radar Online has an interview with one Gary’s lawyers, who claims that both Todd Bridges and Gary’s ex manager, Dion Mial, begged Shannon not to pull the plug on him. She of course didn’t listen to their pleas.

Gary had a third will, leaving everything to his girlfriend before Price
As Radar Online reported last week, Coleman had a third will, and the details have just been released. In 2005 he filed a will in which he named a girlfriend he was living with at the time, Anny Gray, as executor and heir. The date of the will falls in between a 1999 will in which he named former manager Dion Mial executor and a 2006 will that was amended with a handwritten note from Gary leaving everything to his then-wife, Shannon Price. The 2006 will was unsigned and was not notarized, meaning that will and the handwritten addendum/codicil may be invalid. What’s more is that by divorcing Shannon Gary may have also legally rendered the codicil invalid. In light of the new will, Mial has withdrawn his petition to be named executor.

Coleman’s relationship with Anna Gray
Gray was living with Coleman in 2005, and he named her the CEO of his corporation. A friend of Coleman’s states that Anna was “like the mother hen to Gary” and that they were platonic friends. Anna’s lawyer asserts that they “had a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship for quite a while.”

Coleman’s friend explains that when Coleman met Price, she muscled in and forced Gray out of the home. “When Shannon moved in, the relationship got difficult because Shannon didn’t like the fact that there was somebody else in his life. And, of course, he sided with [Shannon], and Anna was asked to leave.” Gray’s lawyer claims that Coleman was afraid of Price, but that “as much as I am lead to believe that Shannon would cause Gary harm and that he feared her, I don’t think there is any evidence to prove that she caused it.”

Cause of death released
Coleman’s body did undergo an autopsy, despite earlier claims by his ex manager, Dion Mial, that Price was working to block one. The cause of death has been released, and it’s been determined a “closed head injury,” caused by a fall and complicated by “chronic renal failure.” Shannon Price is listed as Gary’s wife although she divorced him in 2008.

Cremation plans for Gary
There has been no funeral yet for Coleman due to the various parties fighting over his estate. A court ruled in a hearing attended by Shannon Price yesterday that Coleman should be cremated, as per his wishes, by Wednesday. This is to allow Gray time enough to travel from Oregon to Utah to see him. Gray’s attorney explained that “She’s attached to him. She cared about him. She just wants to see him again.”

Shannon Price continues to fight for the estate
Meanwhile Shannon Price is continuing the fight for Coleman’s estate. She has allegedly removed almost everything from the home she shared with him, except for his clothing and bed. She was also seen taking legal documents. Gray’s lawyer plans to file a restraining order against Price, and tells Radar Online that her objectives are obvious:

I would not have cared one bit if she went into his house and took her personal things, but I understand… nothing is left in the home beyond Gary’s bed and his clothing.

“She has taken all his personal papers, evidence and other belongings.

“That is completely disrespectful and a further indication of what her objectives are.”

Price is working to have herself declared Coleman’s common law wife so that she can secure rights to his estate. While he was generally considered broke, he’s eligible for a pension that could run into the millions. His estate will also have licensing rights to his image. Price has already earned $10,000 for selling a photo of herself posing with Gary while he was on his deathbed.

Photos of Price at yesterday’s hearing in Provo, UT from Deseret Morning News via Radar Online

SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08:  Actor Gary Coleman arrives at the 6th annual 'TV Land Awards' held at Barker Hanger on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TV Land)

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  1. Victoria says:

    ha ha ha ha!!! “Third will with another woman!” Oooo another one? Another will or another woman? Guys come on! Let this poor man RIP.

  2. Ro says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd that Gary had so many wills. Maybe it was because he had no family in his life so he had to rely on friends and wives, that came in and out of his life. I usually don’t feel sorry for celebrities but his life seems so sad.

  3. zen says:

    I find it odd he had so many wills too.
    Dont know anything about this new chick but Id rather see anyone other than SP get his estate. Hopefully justice will be served on this sooner than later.

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  5. Kate says:

    “IF YOU’RE UGLY INSIDE…YOU’RE UGLY OUTSIDE!” I feel this mongrel had everything to do with Gary’s FALL??? I believe she will be called before GOD to answer for the FALL?, the dispicable photos, the fleecing of HIS HOUSE and she WILL BURN IN HELL FOR ALL HER OFFENCES.

  6. embertine says:

    Yeah, the updates on this story are moving into “too chilling to be read” territory.

  7. a says:

    i feel sorry for his friend anny. she seems more like she cared, stusk with him as a friend until asked to leave, is actually grieving and would not have pulled the plug on gary unless it was actually necessary.

  8. a says:

    and what’s up with that lady’s arm?

  9. This is a sad, sad story. It seems he knew this is what would happen also.

  10. bellaluna says:

    What a gaggle-fuck! By the time this thing’s out of the court system, there won’t be anything left.

    And Price is aptly named, don’t you think? Too bad her “price” was his life.

  11. Feebee says:

    That’s the problem with dying unexpectedly, sometimes you leave a hell of a mess. And Ms Price seems to be working that angle for all it’s worth.

    His death certificate stated he was married at the time of his death. How can such as obvious error be allowed? Yet another case of Utah sounding like it has a horrible system.

  12. Ken says:

    What the hell are the investigators doing in Utah? Can’t they see the shit going on with this phsycotic woman?? I know Gary was a douche, but come on!!!

  13. bellaluna says:

    @ Ken – Well, they’re not investigating, that’s for damn sure! Sounds to me like they think it’s an open/shut case for accidental death. Sometimes, with law enforcement, there’s just no middle ground: they’re either convinced every case is Murder 1, or every case is accidental death.

    Tell you what; if I was an investigator, I’d be looking into the endless stream of wills and who stood to inherit (or THINKS they should!) and go from there. Psycho Price’s story has changed more times than there’ve been days since he died.

  14. sharylmj says:

    this is so sad, let the man rest.. give him a funeral.. that Price person needs to go..

  15. Mary Okorn-Jimenez says:

    …to jail for murder.

    Come on, if this had happened in LA or New York, do you think an investigation would NOT be happening?

    Doesn’t anyone in law enforcement give a shit/have intuition?

  16. anjasmomma says:

    Wow! This gets worse and worse. This chick is in a class of her own. I don’t think it gets too much lower than her.

  17. anyhoo says:

    I don’t understand….

    if he had signed something saying he wanted to live by any means necessary, wouldn’t that take precedence over what Price said?

    what doctor pulls the plug after 24 hours?

    is anyone on here a doctor or lawyer who can explain this to me? should I start attaching notes to my body saying i want to live and not to pull the plug aftr 24 hours????

  18. Isa says:

    I thought it was weird until I started thinking about Gary’s health and how it had ups and downs often. His relationships with everyone seemed tumultuous so it no longer surprises me how many wills he had.
    Although I do think a few of them are suspect.

  19. GatsbyGal says:

    Shannon deserves a life of misfourtune, misery, and poverty.

  20. Jen says:

    She looks like she’s on the same drugs as Lindsay Lohan. Notice the same ‘drug induced crinkly face’? And how much makeup does a person need? Gross. I feel bad for Gary’s family and, well, for Gary even though he’s no longer with us. He had what seems to be a very sad life. RIP.