Todd Bridges Attends Gary Coleman Memorial

7/12/2010 4:00 PM PDT

Todd Bridges Attends Gary Coleman Memorial

Several of Gary Coleman's closest friends -- including "Diff'rent Strokes" co-star Todd Bridges -- have just gathered for a memorial honoring the late actor at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills.

As we first reported, two of Gary's closest friends were organizing the memorial a few months ago -- but weren't planning on inviting Gary's ex-wife Shannon Price ... for obvious reasons.

We're told around 30 people are expected to show up to the restaurant today -- where they'll be served a bunch of Gary's favorite foods, including mini burger sliders with Kobe beef.

We're also told Gary's friends were planning on honoring his legacy by "telling fun stories" about him.