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Gary Coleman won't be forgotten—even if he didn't want people making a fuss about his death.

The former child star's best buddies, including former Diff'rent Strokes sibling Todd Bridges, gal-pal and would-be heir Anna Gray and author-entrepreneur Kent Emmons are planning to honor their fallen friend with a private memorial, despite Coleman's final wish not to hold a funeral on his behalf.

"Anna and I are planning one in a few months," Emmons tells E! News.

So who didn't make the cut?

One person who won't be getting an invite is Coleman's live-in former missus, Shannon Price, who's fighting Gray for control of his estate and who's been accused of trying to profit off his passing by selling deathbed photos of him to the tabloids.

"Absolutely under no circumstances will Shannon be invited," Emmons said.

Coleman's estranged parents, Sue and Willie Coleman, are also verboten.

Emmons says about two dozen people will be invited to the gathering, which will likely take place in California. He says the guests will reminisce about Coleman's life and glory days on the hit sitcom.

In related Coleman remembrances, the thesp's former agent and close confidant, Victor Perillo, is organizing his own farewell tribute. He says he expects several celebrities and industry types who worked with Coleman.

"Gary was an international star loved by the world heralded as one of the finest child actors of our time," says Perillo. "He should be honored by industry professionals, producers, executives, government officials, etc."

No word yet on a date for the memorial, though he'll probably proceed with it in the next few weeks.

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Gary Coleman: A Life in Pictures revisits the star's highs and lows.   

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