Corey Haim's funeral draws hundreds, family and fans who say goodbye
By April MacIntyre Mar 17, 2010, 1:42 GMT
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were the quintessential teen heartthrobs of the 80\'s. The "Two Coreys," as they instantly became known, starred in a series of films that would define a generation, including The Lost Boys, Dream a Little Dream and License to Drive. The first season of “The Two Coreys” left Feldman and Haim at loggerheads over their personal and professional relationship. And so, with their brotherhood at stake, ...more
Star of A&E's The Two Coreys, Corey Haim, died this past week of undetermined causes.
His family asked fans to donate to the cost of transporting the body of Haim to Toronto, his home. Donations poured in and hundreds of friends and family packed the Thornhill memorial chapel in Toronto on Tuesday, March 16 for his funeral.
The Toronto Star reported that more than 200 people attended the ceremony, while more than a dozen fans waited outside on the chapel lawn outside to pay their respects.
The Two Corey's costar Maytal Kotler, related to Corey Feldman, who also appeared in the A&E reality show, described the service as "very sad but with a lot of laughter." The service was closed to the general public, according to CBC News.
Haim's funeral procession was then escorted by seven police patrol cars to the burial plot.
Haim's mother, Judy asked fans to pitch in to cover the costs of the funeral and burial. A note on Haim's MySpace page posted over the weekend read, "It appears that we may now have raised enough money to cover all the expenses of Corey's funeral! Many thanks to all who donated!"
Corey Feldman was not present at the funeral, and said in a statement on Sunday that he would not be attending the funeral out of respect for the family's wishes but will instead help plan a yet-unscheduled public memorial in Los Angeles.
"In the days following my best friend Corey Haim's death, I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me," Feldman said. "I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey's funeral, however due to their strong religious beliefs, and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey's funeral on Tuesday a small, private affair."