Corey Feldman Not Attending Corey Haim's Funeral

March 15, 2010 By:
Corey Feldman Not Attending Corey Haim's Funeral

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were best of friends since childhood, but Corey has said that he will not be attending his friends funeral on Tuesday in Toronto because it's going to be a small family affair.

"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," Feldman says in a statement. "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."

"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," Feldman adds. "As a sign of respect, I am asking the media to honor Corey Haim by making the same choice. 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."

His funeral is set for Tuesday in Canada.