Corey Feldman Seeks Privacy, Attention In Wake Of Corey Haim’s Death

Corey Feldman announced that he chose not to attend Corey Haim’s funeral yesterday because of the Haim family’s desire for privacy. (Bizarrely enough, Haim’s funeral was funded by a memorabilia collector who plans to auction off Haim’s possessions–so maybe the Haims have a weird definition of “privacy?”) However, being kept out of Haim’s funeral didn’t keep Feldman from publicly mourning his friend: Feldman wrote an open letter to Haim, explaining why he wasn’t at his funeral and telling Haim that he loves and misses him and explaining how Haim’s death has effected the world:

I never knew your death would have such a huge impact on the world. I learned something Corey, there are a lot of people out there who really love you, and appreciate the joy you have brough tho their hearts. I only wish you could see the way the world is mourning over your absence. I wish you could see how big the story is. I wish you could see your face finally filling the cover of People magazine and Entertainment Weekly! That would have meant so much to you. It is such a shame they all had to wait until you were gone to give you the respect you were due as an actor which is what you truly were. The great Canadian actor Corey Haim!

Feldman also announced that he will be planning a Haim memorial in Los Angeles.