Corey Haim, Corey Feldman

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Corey Haim fans are going to have to continue to mourn on their own.

The late actor's pal Corey Feldman announced today on his blog that Haim's mother, Judy, has nixed plans for a public memorial for the onetime teen idol.

"Her reasoning for this is that she is in tremendous grief and feels that to create an event celebrating Corey's life would be too much for her to bear at this time," Feldman wrote.

Instead, a few close friends and family members will assemble for a private dinner in Los Angeles, he added.

Presumably, Feldman is planning to attend.

Haim's Lost Boys costar turned Two Coreys roommate missed the private funeral held for Haim in Toronto, saying he wanted to let the family be and was busy planning a public event for his pal in L.A.

"Although I am very sad I am not able to plan the memorial I had envisioned, which would have given both his friends and fans an opportunity to grieve together as one, I must respect the wishes of his mother, and help her in any way I can through this difficult time," Feldman wrote Thursday. "Ultimately that is what Corey would have wanted more than anything. To know that his mother is at peace as much as possible in his absence.

"I too understand her not wanting to face the barrage of negative press that comes from the public spectacle," he continued.

"This has been very difficult for me. I am trying very hard to stay positive after losing so much in the last 9 months. I have lost many who were very close to me in a very short time. However that does not stop the press from attacking me. It seems they will not be happy until I'm dead too."

Here's hoping he doesn't really think that.

Haim died March 10 after collapsing at the L.A.-area apartment he was sharing with his mom. Judy Haim has said that the coroner informed her that Corey suffered pulmonary congestion, but no official cause of death has been announced, pending toxicology results.

After he passed, Haim's death was linked to the California Attorney General's investigation into a prescription-drug ring operating out of San Diego.

Attorney General Jerry Brown announced yesterday that Haim had been "doctor shopping," visiting as many as seven physicians in a month to get his hands on prescription meds like Vicodin, Valium and Xanax.

(Originally published April 8, 2010, at 3:37 p.m. PT)


We prefer thinking of Corey Haim as a bright-eyed teen in Dream a Little Dream. Check out that image and more in our tribute gallery.

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