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Haim’s mom says Toronto may pay for funeral

Actor Corey Haim reportedly died with very little money, and his mother says other sources may help pay for his tombstone and related burial costs.
/ Source: msnbc.com

With final toxicology tests and an official cause of death still pending, Corey Haim’s body will be laid to rest in Toronto on Tuesday.

Haim’s longtime friend, Corey Feldman, said that Haim died with little money to his name, and some of Haim’s friends have already begun putting his items on eBay to raise money for his estate. Naturally then, there were questions about how Haim’s family would pay for his funeral.

Last week, Haim's mother, Judy, herself battling cancer, said that memorabilia site Startifacts.com has offered $20,000 to pay for a tombstone and other expenses, but now she tells Access Hollywood that the city of Toronto might step in to pay Haim's funeral expenses.

The city, however, has not confirmed that, saying in a press release that it “does not confirm or comment on any potential, pending or active applications for assistance in such matters. Therefore, the City will not be commenting further on these reports.”

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