Can You Spare Some Cash for Corey Haim's Funeral?

Actor's body being prepared for transport back to his native Toronto; family soliciting donations to cover funeral expenses via his official website

By Josh Grossberg Mar 12, 2010 10:57 PMTags
Corey HaimRon Galella/Getty Images

Corey Haim is going home, and his family is hoping fans help pay for the ride.

After being autopsied yesterday, the body of the '80s teen heartthrob has been released to his family," Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed to E! News. It is currently being prepared by an L.A.-area mortuary for shipment back to his native Toronto for interment.

"The mortuary did call to pick it up. Services will be in Canada," Winter said.

A statement on Haim's official website did not specify when the funeral would take place, beyond "next week." But Haim's family is reaching out to fans to contribute to a memorial fund that would help cover some of the costs.

"Corey's funeral will be taking place next week in his hometown of Toronto...Due to the unexpected expenses of transporting his body to Canada for final resting, a fund has been set up to help his family," the statement reads.

While the coroner has declined to comment on the possible cause of death, pending toxicology results in four to six weeks, the department has reiterated that four bottles of prescription pills were recovered near Haim's body and no illegal drugs were found.

The Lost Boys actor had been suffering from flulike symptoms when he died Wednesday at the age of 38 at Burbank's famed Oakwood Apartments. He was staying with his cancer-stricken mother, Judy, when he collapsed early in the morning and was unable to be revived.

Judy Haim told Access Hollywood yesterday that she was informed by the coroner that her son died of pulmonary congestion due to an enlarged heart, and his lungs had been filled with water at the time of his death.

(Originally published March 12, 2010, at 12:21 p.m. PT)


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