The Corey Haim Memorial Fund is still accepting donations for unpaid expenses for the actor’s March 16 funeral, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Earlier, it was widely reported that the celeb memorabilia Web site Startifacts.com had footed the entire bill. But a statement posted Sunday on Haim’s Web site reads: “Unfortunately, the amount of donation the media has reported that Startifacts made to The Corey Haim Memorial Fund was less in actuality (they donated $10,000 rather than $20,000). This means that the funeral expenses have not been taken care of in their entirety. If you haven’t donated and would like to, please know that donations are still very much needed.”
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Haim, the star of 80s hits such as Lucas, The Lost Boys and License To Drive, was pronounced dead at the age of 38 on March 10 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California. He was living with his cancer-stricken mother, and died virtually penniless.
His financial problems became public in the late 90s, when he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1997 in Los Angeles. According to court documents, the actor owed nearly $104,000 to the I.R.S., and $100,000 to the state of California for taxes and various medical expenses. At that point, most of his show biz earnings were long gone, reduced to a 1987 BMW, $100 cash, $750 in clothing and $7,500 in residuals and royalties, and a pension plan.
Those looking to donate still can at http://www.coreyhaim.us/memorial.html.