Todd Bridges is claiming that Gary Coleman, his “Diff’rent Strokes” co-star, had a secret will at the time of his death that involves the exclusion of his parents.
Coleman, who passed away Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage, has been estranged from his parents, Sue and Willie Coleman, since a 1989 court battle over his finances. The former child star successfully sued his parents and former manager for misappropriating his $3.8 million trust fund and, in 1993, he was awarded $1.28 million.
Although they are expected to attend his funeral in Utah this weekend, Bridges reveals there is an ongoing dispute with Coleman’s parents over the star’s final will.
He tells ETOnline.com, “(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.