LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Corey Feldman says a pubic memorial for the late Corey Haim was canceled because Haim's mother does not a public service for the former child star.
Haim starred in a string of hit movies such as "Lucas" and "The Lost Boys," but his career was eclipsed by an addiction to drugs that lasted most of his life. He died March 10 at age 38 of a suspected drug overdose. The cause of his death is still under investigation.
"After weeks of consideration and planning, the ultimate decision has been made by Corey's mother Judy Haim to not go forward with a public memorial service," Feldman wrote on his Web site Thursday.
"Instead, we will have a very small private dinner with just a few close friends in Los Angeles," the posting said. "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. She did ask me to convey to you that she has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of your support and wants you to keep Corey alive by visiting his (Web site) at www.coreyhaim.us If there are any statements to be made, or events planned, or any other Corey Haim-related news it will be posted there at his site. 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."