Gary Coleman passed away LAST YEAR on May 28th and he has not yet had a proper burial.
According to his former manager, Vic Perillo, the burial money is tied up between Coleman’s parents and his money hungry ex-wife Shannon Price.
“This was not the proper and dignified manner to show respect for the magnificent talent the world TV and film audience knew in Gary Coleman. This was not the send off he deserved. Unfortunately we learn of the great works and noble deeds of a person upon their death and at their memorial. Gary’s deeds and contributions to the entertainment industry and other endeavours were overshadowed by the desire of the media to stay focused on the misfortunes of his life and all the negatives.
On this, the first anniversary of his death, I have contacted the three major (U.S. TV) networks, asking them to honour Gary, his eight years on Diff’rent Strokes, his seven movies of the week, his work as a spokesman with the National Kidney foundation and the many charitable endeavours he gave of his time and effort to.
The answer from the networks were, ‘Not interested,’ ‘We don’t have any time’ and ‘We pass…’ To praise his work, talent and his person is of little interest to them. And yet, should his ex-wife, Shannon Price, or (Diff’rent Strokes co-star) Todd Bridges make a statement condemning his parents, they are given Carte Blanch time in the press. Have we lost our theatrical moral conscience?”
This is so disrespectful. His parent and ex-wife should have been able to come to some agreement by now to have his body buried. SMH