Los Angeles: Former 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson has reportedly been banned from her close friend Sam Simon's funeral.
The 47-year-old actress has been asked to stay away when the 'Simpsons' co-creator, who died of colon cancer last weekend, is laid to rest in a private service on March 17 because his family are angry about a lavish gift he gave her, reported TMZ.
Anderson accepted an USD 800,000 ring from him weeks before he died.
In January, Anderson and Simon - who shared a passion for animal rights campaigning - stepped out together at Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills.
The pair previously worked together on a campaign to protect seals and in 2013 they hand-delivered a letter and a cheque for USD 1 million offering to pay the amount to the Canadian Sealers Association (CSA).