London: Child star Gary Coleman`s funeral has been postponed following a custody battle over his remains between his ex-wife and estranged parents.
The ‘Diff`rent Strokes’ star was scheduled to be buried either Friday or Saturday but now the funeral service has been put on hold.
Coleman`s estranged parents have objected to plans by their son`s ex-wife Shannon Price to bury the star in Sandy, Utah, and they want to take his remains home to Illinois, reports dailystar.co.uk.
Memorial Estates funeral director Blake Yates has confirmed the funeral service has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Coleman`s attorney Randy Kester is unable to predict when the custody battle might end, because the actor left important documentation about his trust unsigned.
"He had an old trust prepared, by whom I don`t know. Every copy I had seen was unsigned. He just simply wouldn`t take the time to go and get that done."
Coleman`s longtime friend and ‘Diff`rent Strokes’ co-star Todd Bridges predicted the funeral would not take place.
In a recent TV interview, the actor said: "Gary didn`t want a funeral. We have paperwork and we will bring it out soon that will show what his wishes were."