Corey Feldman says he will not be attending Corey Haim’s funeral on Tuesday in Toronto.
“In the days following my best friend Corey Haim’s death, I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me. I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey’s funeral, however due to their strong religious beliefs, and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey’s funeral on Tuesday a small private affair,” Feldman said in a statement to Access Hollywood.
Feldman said he is in the midst of planning a memorial for his late friend.
“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. As a sign of respect I am asking the media to honor Corey Haim by making the same choice,” Feldman’s statement continued. “I am working with a few people who were close to Corey to put a memorial together within the next month. At that time, the media will be invited to honor and celebrate the legacy he has left behind, along with friends, fans, and the rest of the Hollywood community.”
The actor’s mother, Judy Haim, told Access last week that she was informed by the LA County Corner’s Office that her son had died of pulmonary congestion. His toxicology report is expected to be released in six to eight weeks. The actor died in the early morning hours of March 10.
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