Sad News — Friends And Family Mourn As Corey Haim Is Laid To Rest in His Hometown

Tue, March 16, 2010 4:39pm EDT by 3 Comments

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Hundreds of fans and family members packed into a Toronto chapel today for Corey Haim’s memorial and burial services.

After an emotional funeral service Corey Haim was buried in his final resting place  in his hometown on Mar. 16. More than two hundred friends and family members gathered  and overflowed from the Steeles Memorial Chapel, where the private funeral service was held at 11 am. Those who could not fit into the chapel stood on the chapel lawn while inside Corey’s best friend (not Corey Feldman) an aunt and a cousin gave speeches. After a 45 minute service, a long funeral procession including seven police cars led friends and family to where Corey would be buried —the Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Afterwards, the family held a private shivah. Corey’s childhood Hollywood friend Corey Feldman did not attend the funeral out of respect for the family. He is expected to hold a public memorial in LA sometime in April.

The family is currently accepting donations for  the Corey Haim Memorial Fund created by his mother Judy Haim. There is no word, on what the money will be used for.

Here are some of the touching things Corey’s friends, family and fans had to say:

  • President of Stardust Pictures producer Justin Levine: “He was really endearing, he was just a nice guy. He was very honest about his life. He would tell me everything about his life, the pills, his girlfriends, his roles, he literally poured out everything to me; nothing was really a secret. He was a cool guy about that. It hurt him that his fame had dropped off.”
  • Angela Cullins, who starred with Corey in the upcoming film American Sunset:It would mean the world to me to be at Corey’s funeral, but due to the need for privacy, the family has decided to make it a small affair,” she said in a statement. “I have been in touch with Corey’s mom, Judy, and she knows that my heart is with her.”
  • Maytal Kotler a second cousin: “[The service was] very sad but with a lot of laughter.”

    Jennifer Matton, a fan who drove from PA to attend the service: “I think I am his No. 1 fan,” she says. “I’ve loved him since I was 13-years-old. I loved him so much that my father even called to wish me condolences when he passed away.”

  • Heather Leikan, a friend of Corey’s: “He made nothing a secret but he also didn’t have anything to apologize for.”

Corey, 38 was found dead after suffering from a possible drug overdose. The LA Coroners office has yet to release the exact cause of death.

Click here if you would like to leave a comment on Corey’s official memorial page.

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Mark Magrin

Posted at 1:47 PM on April 25, 2010  

Thanks for years of enterainment Corey. Your movies gave a once lonely Kid hours of life and wanting to carry on.

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Eduardo

Posted at 2:01 PM on March 17, 2010  

one get’s from this life exactly what they put into it!!!! !!

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Patty M.

Posted at 12:06 PM on March 17, 2010  

Corey, You were in this life to experience things. Many people before they enter this particular life have chosen what life path they will take, this time around. You like myself were an experiencer. Good things, bad things, painful and sweet. All these things and much more were what you were here to do…you did these things and now you can go home at last. You left your mark on this crazy world we are living in and for that you deserve applause. I will always remember you as that young boy in the bathtub singing along with the radio and that beautiful Husky watching over you. I think of that scene in Lost Boys. I’m happy that I was here on this ride when you were. I enjoyed your’e gifts…those dimples. Find peace at last. Spread your mighty wings and soare to Heaven. It’s time to rest.

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