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.