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Corey Feldman Says Goodbye to Corey Haim On His Blog and Breaks This 80s Kid's Heart Even More

Feldman_haimCorey Haim's funeral took place in Toronto yesterday after his completely unfair and untimely and unjust death due to a prescription drug overdose, and, out of respect for Haim's "...mother and her wishes to minimize the media attention as much as possible", Corey Feldman chose not to attend.

When one brother-of-the-heart cannot go to another brother-of-the-heart's funeral because of media attention, that's when fame really and truly sucks big, hairy elephant balls.

There are three things that I really hate about Corey Haim's death:

  1. that he died at 38, which is far too young for anyone, 
  2. that his family has to sell his stuff on eBay in order to pay for the funeral, and
  3. that Corey Feldman couldn't be there for his best friend's freaking funeral because the paparazzi doesn't have the decency to keep their cameras away from such a sacred and solemn private family event.
Sometimes, we suck.

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Feldman, though, in lieu of attending the funeral, offered up his own goodbye to Haim in the form of a personal letter published on his weblog, and he managed to move my crusty morning self to tears:

Nobody will ever understand the brotherhood we shared. Nobody will ever get the inside jokes we told. Nobody will understand the magic of 22/222 . Nobody will ever know how to do the secret Corey handshake. Nobody will ever make me laugh as hard as you did. Nobody will ever make me fight as hard as you did. Nobody will ever challenge me the way you did. Nobody will ever need me the way you did.

We remember the boy that Corey Haim was on screen and, later, the spectacle of his downfall with drug addiction. We view him through the lens of our relationship to his image, and it is easy to forget that this was "...a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend."

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Feldman says it for many of Haim's fans when he expresses sadness about the public's late show of love:

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!

Hopefully — despite the sadness of Haim's untimely demise, family financial concerns, and unwanted media attention — Haim's family and friends can find their peace with his all-too-short life and tragic death, and, most of all, hopefully Haim can find his peace, as well.

Goodbye, Corey Haim. You will be missed.

. . . . .
Schmutzie is going to break out a Lost Boys DVD and indulge in some heavy Coreys nostalgia.







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Comments

melistress

I was so disgusted to hear the 911 call by his mother this morning. So sad. People are profiting from his death and his parents can't even pay for the funeral. There is something fundamentally wrong with that.

Bunny

man, the tears are running down my face for sure. Man, this just sucks.

The 911 call pisses me off too, I don't think that the press should be given access to those calls. Its a matter of privacy, just like a dr cant give out your records without a court order.

Its sensationalizing, and its disgusting.

Suziannie

I don't buy it. I mean Feldman's easily one of the largest attention whores the 80's produced (and for the record he was my favorite Corey, even though he irritates me to no end these days). Why would he skip this funeral, yet don Michael Jackson-esque clothing and wear it to that funeral? I think either he didn't want to pony up for a plane ticket to Toronto or the family asked him not to go-and for reasons other than media attention of the wrong sort.

I mean the family has (very publicly) given large number of Haim's things to Starifacts (where the toothbrush came from apparently)so they'll pay for the funeral-even though they didn't even bother (at least according to the story I read) to apply for a city assisted funeral. They want the attention. Sadly they probably need it to keep paying the bills.




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