Gary Coleman remains to be cremated

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2008 file photo, actor Gary Coleman appears on the the NBC "Today" program in New York. A Utah hospital says said Thursday May 27, 2010 that former child television star Gary Coleman has been admitted in critical condition.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

June 14, 2010 3:30:16 PM PDT
A Utah judge has ordered that Gary Coleman's remains be cremated after 48 hours.

Fourth District Judge James Taylor on Monday appointed an independent attorney to oversee Coleman's estate and the cremation of his remains until a dispute between Coleman's ex-wife and his ex-girlfriend is settled.

Coleman's ex-wife, Shannon Price, and his former girlfriend and manager, Anna Gray, both contend they are the lawful administrators of his estate.

Gray is named in a 2005 will, and Taylor delayed Coleman's cremation so she could travel to Utah from Portland, Ore., and see him one more time.

Price is named in a 2007 handwritten note by Coleman that's intended to amend any earlier wills. The note names Price as the sole heir.

Coleman stated in his wills that he wanted to be cremated.