Gary Coleman has a secret will, it has been claimed
The `Diff`Rent Strokes` actor - who passed away last Friday (28.05.10) aged 42 after suffering a brain haemorrhage - penned a document detailing who he wanted his assets distributed to after his death which is now in the hands of his close friend Todd Bridges.
Todd - who starred with Gary in `Diff`Rent Strokes` - told Entertainment Tonight: "A friend of mine and I have paperwork, and we`ll bring it out soon, that will show what his wishes were and what he wanted.
"There`s a big fight going on with his parents and some other people involved, and after we bring this paperwork out, everybody`s going to shut up."
Gary was estranged from his parents Sue and Willie for many years, and Todd has vowed to ensure none of his pal`s assets end up with them.
He added: "Gary had certain wishes excluding his parents. I`m not going to go against a dying man`s wishes. There`s a reason why he didn`t speak to them for 23 years."
Meanwhile, Sue and Willie have hired a lawyer in a bid to get permission to bring their son "home", arguing that since the actor was divorced from on/off partner Shannon Price at the time of his death, they are the legal custodians of his remains.
Their attorney Frederick Jackman issued a statement saying: "The Colemans don`t want to fight anyone. They`re hoping that by applying for Formal Probate, they can get through this process the right way.
"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."
In 1989 Gary sued his parents for allegedly stealing his fortune, something they have always denied.