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Corey Feldman Not Invited To Corey Haim's Funeral

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First Posted: 05/15/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:50 PM ET

Corey Haim will be laid to rest Tuesday in Toronto, but one person who was closest to him will not be there--lifelong friend, frequent costar and self-described "brother" Corey Feldman.

Feldman said in a statement:

"The family has decided to make Corey's funeral on Tuesday a small private affair. Understanding the recent media attention and to be respectful of the family's wishes I have decided not to attend. Instead I will remain in Los Angeles quietly mourning and planning his memorial."

Last week Haim's mother issued a plea for donations to help transport his body home and pay for the burial. The memorabilia company auctioning off Haim memorabilia has agreed to write her an advance check to cover funeral expenses.

Haim died Wednesday of pulmonary congestion.

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