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Corey Haim Funeral -- The Ol' Switcheroo?

4/12/2010 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The company that donated money to help pay for Corey Haim's funeral stopped payment on the check it sent the family ... claiming the money wasn't being used for Haim's funeral at all.

Startifacts, a celebrity memorabilia company that had been auctioning some of Haim's stuff, had donated $20,000 to cover funeral expenses.

But after a series of back and forth emails with Haim's brother-in-law, Mark Alexander, the company learned the funeral had already been paid for by the funeral home -- and its money was going to be used for Corey's mom's cancer treatments.

A rep for Judy Haim, Corey's mom, tells TMZ Judy's medical bills are completely covered and she has no idea why Alexander gave Starifacts the wrong idea. Haim says the funeral costs were indeed all covered by the funeral home's donations fund -- and she was raising money to reimburse them.

Either way, Startifacts feels burned by the whole ordeal and, as of now, has no intention of sending another check.


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tabloid queen    

So which is it, they donated the money or gave her profits from the ebay sales? I recall them having a ton of Cory's stuff on ebay & saying all the money was going to Corey's mom for funeral expenses. Even if there is money left over, it was HER SON'S STUFF! Regardless what she uses the money for, she's his next of kin and is legally entitled to profit from sales of his personal belongings. Who they hell are they to dictate how she spends it?! It's not theirs to keep just because she doesn't spend it how they like! Bunch of scammers.

1654 days ago

Give The Woman A Break!    

Judy Haim currently lives in Thornhill Ontario Canada.
Yes, she lived in LA with Corey, where MAYBE she had to pay for medical bills. But has anyone considered that this woman has to live her daily life? What source of income does she have now that her son is gone? Rent, food, utilities...she moved back to Canada with basically NOTHING. The money donated was to help this poor woman get back on her feet after losing her only son!! GIVE HER A BREAK PEOPLE!

1649 days ago


Doing the funeral arrangements for my father was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to get done. My father left with very little money and did not take the proper precautions before he pasted. As my wife and I started shopping around for funeral homes, I was shocked to find just how expensive that day would be. Luckily, I my brother heard about where I could get cheap caskets of similar quality, but not as overpriced as some of funeral home were charging. As hard as this day was, giving my dad the funeral he deserved was one of the proudest moments of my life.

1528 days ago
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