Corey Haim’s Funeral: Toronto Not Paying, Corey Feldman Not Going

Corey Haim

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updated 03/15/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 03/15/2010 AT 12:05 PM ET

Despite claims by Corey Haim’s mother, Judy Haim, that the city of Toronto would foot the bill for her son’s funeral Tuesday, a spokesman for the city says that’s not the case.

“The City of Toronto confirms no involvement in funeral costs for Mr. Haim,” Toronto’s communications director Kevin Sack said Monday. “The City of Toronto has never received an application for assistance with the funeral costs for Mr. Haim.”

Meanwhile, Haim’s longtime best friend Corey Feldman says he won’t attend the service.

“The family has decided to make Corey’s funeral on Tuesday a small private affair,” Feldman said in a statement. “Understanding the recent media attention and to be respectful of the family’s wishes I have decided not to attend. Instead I will remain in Los Angeles quietly mourning and planning his memorial.”

Haim, 38, died Wednesday of a possible accidental drug overdose, though toxicology reports are pending. The former teen idol and star of The Lost Boys had battled substance abuse problems for much of his life.


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