Corey Haim Remembered at Family Funeral in Toronto
"The family is devastated," a source tells PEOPLE as the Lost Boys star is laid to rest
About 200 close friends and family filled the Steeles College Memorial Chapel in Thornhill, Ontario on Tuesday to remember Corey Haim, who died last week in Burbank, Calif.
“There were no Hollywood types there, just friends and family,” a source tells PEOPLE. “It was invite only and very strict about entry. People came without invites and were turned away. The streets for blocks around the chapel were full of police guiding traffic. It was sad. The family is devastated.”
Fans stood quietly outside on the chapel lawn during the 45-minute service, which took place in the late morning, the Toronto Star reports.
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“I’ve loved him since I was 13. I ve never done anything like this before, but when I found out he died, I was very sad,” mourner Jennifer Matton told the paper.
Haim’s longtime friend Corey Feldman did not attend the funeral out of respect for Haim’s mother, Judy, who is suffering from cancer.
“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,” the actor said Monday.
The 38-year-old Haim rose to fame as a teen heartthrob in such ’80s films as License to Drive and The Lost Boys. Despite a promising start, Haim descended into drug addiction, which he struggled with until the end of his life.
On Tuesday the Los Angeles Fire Department released the 911 call Haim’s distraught mother made the morning of his death. She can be heard trying to revive her son, who’d been suffering with a fever in the days before his untimely death.