Coleman's 1999 Will: Only Those Who "Really Cared" Can Attend Funeral

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
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Gary Coleman's 1999 will was filed in a Utah court.

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Gary Coleman wanted to be cremated and that only those who could “look each other in the eyes and say they really cared" about the actor be allowed to attend his wake and funeral, Coleman wrote in a 1999 will filed in court on Tuesday.

Coleman’s last known will and testament names a friend and former manager, Dion Mial, as executor of his estate, according to reports.

The “Diff’rent Strokes” star’s will was filed in 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, where Coleman died May 28 following a brain hemorrhage, The Associated Press reported.

According to a copy of the will obtained by TMZ.com, Coleman requests that a personal representative “plan a wake for me conducted by those who have had no financial ties to me and can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary Coleman.”

Coleman, who penned the will years before meeting and divorcing wife Shannon Price, bequeaths his entire estate to the “Trustee of the Millennium Edge Trust.” He does not elaborate in the document.

A rep for Price told the AP she believes she holds a claim to Coleman’s estate and planned to meet with her lawyer.
 

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