Gary Coleman's Family Plans Weekend Utah Funeral

Published June 2, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An agent for Gary Coleman says the late actor's family is planning a memorial service but hasn't decided whether it would be private or public.

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Shielia Erickson says the family hopes to hold the service Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Salt Lake City. Erickson says it has not been decided whether the service will be open to the public for fans of the former TV star.

Coleman died last Friday of a brain hemorrhage after being taken off life support at a Provo hospital. He was 42.

Santaquin Police Chief Dennis Howard says authorities responded to Coleman's home last Wednesday on a medical call. He says Coleman had a dialysis treatment that day.

Coleman starred in the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" as the pint-sized Arnold Jackson in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P>

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