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.
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“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.)