Anna Gray, Shannon Price Battle Over Gary Coleman

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The saga surrounding the tragic death of Gary Coleman continues to become more bizarre by the day, with two former loves now locking horns over him.

Coleman's former wife Shannon Price, who he divorced in 2008 but still lived with, has called the shots (and sold the Gary Coleman death photos) so far.

But a new will surfacing that allegedly names Anna Gray, the star's close friend and former girlfriend, as executor and sole beneficiary, Price may be SOL.

Gray, of Portland, Ore., filed a 2005 will last Friday in a Utah court stating Coleman left Gray the bulk of his estate. Said her attorney, Randy Kester:

"Anna just wants to carry out Gary's wishes. Her will is the most objective reflection of what Gary wanted. We're going to be in this for the long haul."

Gary Coleman with Anna Gray (left) and Shannon Price.

Gray was a business associate of the actor's for about eight years before living with him briefly in Utah, and her will bumps Dion Mial out of the picture.

Mial, Coleman's former business manager, had filed a now-outdated copy of the actor's will naming him as the executor, but that's a moot point now.

Price claims she was Gary's common law wife and sole heir according to what she says is his handwritten 2007 will, written a week after they wed.

Kester says ask a judge to issue an immediate restraining order against Shannon Price, who is “invading Gary’s home and disposing of his property.”

“She has no right to his things." The lawyer notes that he and Gray would not object to Price removing her own personal items, but this is different.

"But she has taken all his personal papers, evidence and other belongings. That is completely disrespectful and a further indication of her objectives.”

Price's attorney, Mitchell Maughan, counters that "Nothing ever changed between Shannon and Gary," and that "They lived as husband and wife."

"For now, this is about who should care for Gary's remains. Beyond that, there isn't much to fight over in his estate, there wasn't much financially."

In both Price and Gray's will, he requested to be cremated and that no funeral be held. Cremation is expected to take place in the next few days.

But a Utah judge ruled Monday that Anna Gray will be allowed 48 hours to view Coleman's body before that. A third party will oversee his affairs.

A trial to determine if Price was indeed Coleman's common law wife – and therefore possibly in charge of his remains – is expected to take months.

"Shannon's doing well, but it's obviously hard for her as his wife to have people from his past coming out of the woodwork," Maughan says.

"Gary wanted to distance himself from all his past managers and the media, so this is upsetting to her, as it would be for anyone in her position."

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Ex wives get nothing unless noted in the will. And the whole thing is shady. She wanted him dead mighty fast and against his wishes Terrible taste in women.

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Poor fella can't even get a break even after his death!It's despicable.

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Look at the expression of Gary's face in these photo's. Shannon is the smiley one, looks like she has just been on a shopping spree at Gary's expense.....
I hope the court can see through the fact that Shannon is a manipulative person who had him write a will after only being married one week to him. I pray that Anna will be the person in charge of the estate.

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This is all too silly! He probably is getting more publicity now than he ever could even have paid for in life.....Here is a guy that hasn't been heard from in years in any kind of major acting role and a person who was really done with show biz at the end of the series he was in....how many years ago? The only thing the public has heard about Gary Coleman since is all negative, trashy loser stuff.....GEEZ!

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Wouldn't suprise me if she did kill him and I bet the police are looking into her. The whole thing stinks to high hell!! Way too much evedence to not suspect her. WHAT A CUNT!!

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Shannon is a fucking bitch, please go on youtube.com and listen to the 911 call she made when Gary was dying, at 1:58 you can clearly hear Gary saying: why did you push me? i`m serious, and it's really sad because it was no accident, and to abuse a short person like him..and even to kill him...that's really sick.. she should be in jail right now.

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Where was Shannon's "hand written" will when the original will, that was prepared by an attorney, was being filed in probate? Isn't it convenient that once she realized she was being shut out, she produced a "hand written" will? The courts need to throw that GOLD DIGGER to the wolves.

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I am so happy that anyone other than Shannon can now call the shots and she really has no say. Thanks GOD!! Anna seems to be more considerate and will carry out Gary's wishes. Shannon needs to butt out and deal with it!!

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Anna was actuall cute - talk about trading down, Gary!

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$$$$$$hannon may have loved Gary in her own way,but $$$$he was not in love with him.They were married less than 5 years, ended up on a two-part segment of Divorced Court, and still ended up being divorced when he died from a fall.By all indications, their marriage was based on the co-pendency of can't live with you, can't be without you.That little piece of paper goes a long way in determining matrimony,and $$$$hannon's piece of paper got lost via the road of divorce.How can she be his wife in death, but not be considered his wife during the last moments of his life??

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