Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman died in 2010 at the age of 42. While it was commonly believed that Coleman died with little or no money, nearly two years later, two women are battling over his estate."
In a court in Provo, Utah, Coleman's ex-wife, Shannon Price, asked a judge for Coleman's estate. Several facts complicate her request. First, she and Coleman were divorced in 2008, though they continued to live together. And second, Coleman named a different woman, his ex-girlfriend Anna Gray, as the beneficiary of his estate in 2005.
So, if Coleman died nearly broke (he auctioned off a pair of his pants on eBay to help pay his medical bills), then why are the women fighting over his estate? According to ABC News, the fight isn't necessarily as much over Coleman's assets as it is over intellectual property, book rights, movie rights, and Coleman's likeness.
Gray's then-attorney spoke to ABC News several years ago and said, "It's not just his present assets anybody is fightingRead More »from Gary Coleman’s Estate Being Fought Over