Gary Coleman will not be laid to rest this weekend as originally planned.
With the late actor’s ex-wife and estranged parents now warring over custody of his body, Coleman’s Utah funeral has been canceled, the Salt Lake Tribune confirms.
Sue and Willie Coleman — estranged from the “Diff’rent Strokes” star at the time of his death at age 42 — plan to file an action for legal control over their son’s remains. The grieving parents reportedly want Coleman’s body delivered to his birthplace of Zion, Ill., where they currently reside.
“The Colemans don’t want to fight with anyone,” their lawyer said in a statement. “They just want to bring their son home.” (Gary and his mother and father’s estrangement began with a 1989 lawsuit, in which he accused them of stealing a large portion of his fortune as a child star.)
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