Mom: Corey Haim's Funeral Will Be Paid for by City of Toronto
A memorabilia site says they will also contribute to the costs
Though his best friend Corey Feldman said Corey Haim died with little money to his name, the late actor’s funeral expenses won’t fall to his mother.
Judy Haim, who is suffering from cancer, tells Access Hollywood that the city of Toronto will help her by covering the cost of Haim’s funeral, which is set for Tuesday. The late-actor was Canadian.
In a statement released Sunday, the city of Toronto said it “does not confirm or comment on any potential, pending or active applications for assistance in such matters. Therefore, the City will not be commenting further on these reports.”
Judy also says that Startifacts.com, a celebrity memorabilia site, offered to pay for her son’s tombstone and other miscellaneous expenses. It had not yet provided the funds. A rep for the company said that it would offer $20,000 to the Haim family.
Though the actor had done several small film projects in the last year, friend Chance Corbitt, who first met Haim while filming The Lost Boys, said the actor often relied on personal appearances at conventions for income. “It was an easy way to pay the bills,” says Corbitt. “He would do one of those conventions every other month.”
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