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EXCLUSIVE: Gary Coleman's Parents Withdraw Court Battle Over Body

Jun. 4 2010, Published 3:02 p.m. ET

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Gary Coleman’s parents, Sue and Willie Coleman, have withdrawn their court bid over their son’s body.

In a statement just released to, their attorney Frederick A. Jackman said the Colemans no longer see a need to proceed with a Formal Probate of their son’s estate.

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“From the start, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman’s intention has been to see that Gary’s wishes be honored and that his affairs be taken care of properly,” Jackman told

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“They wanted to do things the right way, and they urge those still involved to do the same. The Colemans ask that everyone please treat Gary with respect and kindness.

“They feel it is time for him to find peace and let his spirit go.”

Jackman said copies of will and trust documents have been provided by Salt Lake attorney Kent Alderman.

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It is unknown what effect this will have on Coleman’s ex-wife Shannon Price’s plan for a funeral this weekend.


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