Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife to Scatter His Ashes "Around Train Tracks"

Celebrity News Jun. 8, 2010 AT 5:58PM
Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife to Scatter His Ashes "Around Train Tracks" Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Shannon Price says that Gary Coleman wanted to be cremated.

Her plans for his ashes?

"To spread some of them around some train tracks because trains were his hobby and he loved that very much," Price, 24, tells Entertainment Tonight. "And I think that he would really appreciate that I did that for him."

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Us Weekly has reported the couple -- who wed in 2007 after meeting on the set of indie film Church Ball the year before -- feuded over his train hobby.

"He once bought her a train set as a gift," said Jordan Prentince, his co-star on his last film, Midgets vs. Mascots. "She was furious."

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Price, who was divorced from Coleman, 47, when he died from a brain hemorrhage May 28, also said that she has a legal document showing "he wanted me to have everything."

"His financial problems have always been bad with people stealing from him," she goes on. "Gary hasn't been able to take care of finances very well because no one taught him. [But] we survived through everything. I had some family help us. My family's been very supportive [of us]."

Coleman's former agent slammed Price for allegedly selling photos of the actor while he was in the hospital and had tubes attached to his body. Price's rep told E! News the pics "were never meant to get out."

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Price says she's still in denial that her husband is gone.

"Reality really hasn't hit me yet. I feel like Gary's in L.A. working because when he would go on jobs he would be gone for a while," she tells ET. "But I've had anxiety dealing with the legal stuff, and not being able to talk to him has actually been the hardest."

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