It was a somber goodbye to an 80s heartthrob in Toronto, Canada.
A funeral for Corey Haim, the former teen idol and star of The Lost Boys, was held in Corey’s hometown Tuesday morning.
The Steeles Memorial Chapel was packed with more than 200 friends and family for the 45 minute service.
Corey’s mom, Judy, who is battling breast cancer, silently mourned the passing of her son, who had dedicated his final days to helping her get better.
Fans stood outside the lawn of the chapel to pay their respects.
Corey’s best friend Corey Feldman was not at the funeral. As RadarOnline.com reported he is angering some of Haim’s friends by planning a memorial in LA at a later day. They claim he is using Haim’s death to promote himself.
“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, who was 38, died last Wednesday of a possible accidental drug overdose, but the coroner is still waiting for toxicology tests. Haim, who starred in a reality series called The Two Coreys, had been in and out of rehab at least 15 times. And as RadarOnline.com reported a source says shortly before Corey died, he begged for some pain medication.
It’s unclear how the funeral will be paid for. Corey was broke when he died.
At first, it was reported that Corey Haim’s funeral costs would be covered by the memorabilia company that is auctioning off some of his belongings. Then, it was widely reported that the City of Toronto had agreed to pick up costs, but now city officials are saying they never received a request.
On Corey’s msypace page it states: “In lieu of sending any flowers for Corey’s funeral, Judy suggested a wonderful idea: Please send some flowers, in memory of Corey, to the cancer ward @ your local hospital. :*) “