One-time child star Gary Coleman was suppose to be laid to rest this weekend, now we’ve come to learn that those plans have been post-poned as different factions of his family and former family feud over what to do with his body.
The battle is specifically focusing on a fight between Coleman’s ex-wife and his long-estranged parents
Victor Perillo, Coleman’s former manager said his parents are the legal custodians for his body since he divorced his ex-wife Shannon Price in 2008. Coleman hadn’t spoken with his sleeze ball parents since they stole all his money as a child, it had been 21 years since they last spoke.
According to PopCrunch the Coleman released the following statement on Friday:
“The Colemans don’t want to fight with anyone. They just want to bring their son home. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman are Gary Coleman’s surviving family. They’re hoping that by applying for Formal Probate, they can get through this process the right way. Of course they’ve heard the rumors, and quite frankly, I don’t understand why so many people who knew Gary are being so secretive. The status of the divorce, whether or not anyone has a will, these are all issues that should be brought to the family’s attention immediately. Formal Probate is the way we make sure it all gets handled properly.”
Shooting back at their statement Shannon refuses to hand over the remains, her attorney released the following statement.
“It’s clear that Shannon is the one that Gary wants to represent him, as she did in the hospital. He didn’t mention, at any time, his parents.”
What do you think. He was broke from what I understand, I think they should leave good enough alone, he obviously didn’t want his parents in his life and he probably doesn’t want them to be involved in his death.