Corey Haim's personal items being sold on eBay
Our first reaction to a report that actor Corey Haim's personal items were being sold Friday on eBay was one of disbelief. But family friend Scott Schwartz told Access Hollywood that he's indeed helping the family raise money for the child star's funeral, which will be held in Toronto.
"I have been given most all of Corey's belongings to put on eBay to sell for the family to pay for his funeral expenses," one listing reads. "Corey had no savings and his family is really in need!"
Bernie Haim, Corey's dad, also talked to AH today, saying he'd most recently seen his son in January, but had talked to him twice a day before his death. "Have you ever lost a kid?" he asked "Access" host Maria Menounos. "A piece of you is gone.”
Judy Haim -- who on Thursday said the coroner had given her a "courtesy call" saying her son had an enlarged heart, pulmonary congestion and water in his lungs when he died -- said members of the media were still knocking on her door and hanging around the apartment building where she and Corey lived.
The coroner's office is not yet confirming Haim's cause of death.
Schwartz and Haim worked together on "A Time to Live," a 1985 movie starring Liza Minnelli. Schwartz has an eBay store that specializes in sports cards and other memorabilia. The items are being sold with a COA -- that's a certificate of authenticity -- from Schwartz's father's bricks-and-mortar memorabilia store.
In response to prospective buyers' questions, he said more items would be going up for auction around 4 p.m. PST Friday, and that people were free to contribute directly via PayPal.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Corey Haim in an undated publicity image provided by A&E. Credit: Courtesy AETN, L. Pief Weyman / Associated Press.
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