RIP Corey Haim

The world lost yet another celeb, a troubled star, an 80’s icon…. the legendary Corey Haim. I’ll refrain from respreading the gossip I as a Torontonian have heard of him over the years… instead here are some fonder memories of a tragic child actor in his prime…

With Haim’s passing, the other Corey (Feldman) has spoken to the press regarding his friend and frequent-co-star’s death.

“I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren’t even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face. I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school. This is a tragic loss of a wonderful,beautiful,tormented soul, who will always be my brother,family, and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference. Please respect our families as we struggle and grieve through this difficult time. I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived.”

And to Larry King, Feldman says:

“At the end of the day, Larry, where were all these people the last 10 years, the last 15 years of Corey’s life?…Where were all these people to lend a hand out, to reach out to him and say, you know, you’re a legend, you’re – you’re an amazingly talented, wonderful person who’s really never gone out of his way to hurt anybody other than himself?…. You see these people making great statements and that’s wonderful and I hope they’re all there for the memorial and I hope they’re all there for the funeral. But where were they during his life?”


According to Feldman, Haim died with little money to his name. Likely true as he spent most of it during his drug-induced heyday. The city of Toronto (Corey Haim’s hometown and mine) will be covering the cost of Haim’s funeral which is set for Tuesday.

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