Coleman cremated with no funeral
'Different Strokes' star Gary Coleman's remains were cremated today in his hometown in Utah without a funeral. Coleman's will specifies that he did not want a funeral, said Robert Jeff, the special administrator of the actor's estate.world Updated: Jun 18, 2010 13:24 IST
'Different Strokes' star Gary Coleman's remains were cremated on Friday in his hometown in Utah without a funeral.
Coleman's 2005 will specifies that he did not want a funeral, said Robert Jeff, the special administrator of the actor's estate, reported Daily Mail online.
Coleman who died at the age of 42, after being taken off life-support by ex-wife Shannon Price post a comatose stage, had specified that the no media person be allowed to attend the cremation.
"I direct my personal representative to permit no members of the press to be present at my wake or funeral," Coleman stated.
In a earlier will, dated 2009, Coleman had stated that he wanted to be remembered in a wake conducted away from the public eye and by people who had no financial ties to him so that they "can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary Coleman".
Meanwhile Price has brought forth a note, hand written by Cole in 2007, which names her as the sole heir.
But his 2005 will names former girlfriend, Anna Grey, as the lawful administrator of Coleman's estate.
Until a final determination is made on an estate executor, which could take months, his ashes and property will be securely stored, Robert Jeff said .
Even after achieving stardom as a child star, Coleman suffered great financial problems in his later life. In 1989, he sued his parents and business adviser over misappropriation of his assets.
In a television interview in 1993, Coleman said that he had attempted to commit suicide twice by overdosing on pills.
First Published: Jun 18, 2010 13:18 IST