Gary Coleman‘s ex-wife doesn’t plan a final farewell to the Diff’rent Strokes star before he is cremated.
Shannon Price‘s agent, Shielia Erickson, told RadarOnline.com the 25-year-old said goodbye to her ex-husband at his hospital bedside on May 28, before she made the decision to pull the plug on life support.
“She told Gary, ‘You’re my lover, my best friend, my soulmate — and you’re 10 feet tall to me,” Erickson said.
“It’s very painful right now for Shannon and very hard.
“Right now she is going back to bed and try to get some rest; she wonders if he’ll look the same or if it’ll just be more painful to see him.”
A Utah judge ordered that Coleman’s remains be cremated no sooner than Wednesday afternoon.
However, the mystery woman who stands to take over Coleman’s estate, Anna Gray, plans to see the actor’s body one last time.
She flew from her home in Portland, Oregon, to Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary & Cemetery in Sandy, Utah, for the visit.
In another development, the independent attorney appointed to oversee the property and cremation of Coleman has revealed there will be no funeral service.
Robert Jeffs, the special administrator of Coleman’s estate, told The Associated Press that Coleman’s 2005 will specifies that there should be no funeral services.
Jeffs added Coleman’s ashes and property will be securely stored until a final determination is made on an estate executor. He said it could take months.
Erickson told RadarOnline.com that Price hoped to hold a private memorial instead.
Coleman’s cremation has been on hold because of a three-way battle over the actor’s affairs.
Coleman was hospitalized May 26 following an accident at his Utah home. He suffered a brain hemorrhage and subsequently slipped into a coma.
He died two days later, after Price made the decision to remove him from life support.