Feldman Remembers Haim Year After Death

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March 11, 2011 | 7:35am EST

Corey Feldman has marked the first anniversary of Corey Haim’s death by writing an emotional online tribute to his late friend.
The former child star passed away on 10 March, 2010, with reports suggesting the longtime addict had suffered a drug overdose.

A coroner later confirmed a heart problem, combined with pneumonia and blood flow issues, had led to the tragedy.

Feldman was devastated by the loss of his longtime pal, and has spoken out a year after his death to remember the tragic actor.

In a post on his online blog, Feldman writes, “I come to you today with a heavy heart. Although it has already been a year since I lost my best friend in the whole wide world Corey Ian Haim, it feels like it was just yesterday when I last spoke to him on the phone.

“After a year I can still smell the smoke coming from his cigarette in my car. I can still see him laughing hysterically at something I said… Although none of that’s real, because he is no longer here. But I can’t let go of the thought that he’s still coming back. In my mind, this is all just one of his elaborate jokes. In my mind he just went back home to Canada for a break and he will be back soon. But he won’t! A year has passed! He is really gone! I still miss him every day!”

Feldman goes on to thank fans for their support over the last 12 months and takes another swipe at organisers of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, who left Haim out of a tribute piece at the recent prize-giving ceremony.

He adds, “The pompous board members who chose to overlook his legacy and thought they could sweep his memory, or significance in the film industry under the carpet, were trumped by the voice of the public who screamed his name in praise.

“No he was not the greatest actor to grace the silver screen. No he was not the most popular actor of the last 10 years. No he did not cure cancer… But he inspired millions, he delivered some of the most incredible performances a child actor has ever delivered… he spent his entire life trying to entertain you.”