Corey Haim: 911 Call Made by Mother as Actor Lay Dying

Mom's frantic call shows how she tried to save her son.

March 14, 2010, 7:51 PM

March 16, 2010— -- On the same day that Corey Haim, the 1980s child TV star, was being laid to rest, the Los Angeles Fire Department released a recording of the 911 call made by his mother, Judy, while he lay dying on their apartment floor.

During the call, Judy tells a dispatcher that her son suddenly fell to the ground while walking to the bathroom.

"He all of a sudden got out of bed," Judy said, "He wanted to go to the bathroom and he fell and I put him on the bed and then that was it, his eyes went backwards."

Click on the video at left to listen to the call.

The 911 operator instructs Judy to put Haim on the ground and takes her through the steps of administering CPR.

"Oh my God, I don't know if I am doing this right," Judy cries. "I am alone with my son and I don't know what I am doing. I am doing it and I don't think it's helping at all. I am pressing, but he is not moving."

The call lasts 10 minutes. Judy repeatedly asks where the paramedics are, cries and calls out to her son, whom she calls "Core."

"Please, Core, come on, honey," she says. "Core, Core, please honey, come on, baby."

Judy also tells the operator that Haim had a fever and a cold earlier that morning, which could mean that he was taking multiple prescription drugs to battle his symptoms.

At the time of his death Haim was living in a Burbank apartment with his mother, who has breast cancer.

Today not only marks the release of Judy's 911 call, it was also the day of Haim's funeral, held in his native Toronto at Steeles Memorial Chapel.

Corey Feldman, Haim's best friend, did not attend; news reports said that Judy had asked him not to come to minimize media coverage.

"In the days following my best friendCory Haim's death," Feldman said in a statement released Sunday, "I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me. I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey's funeral. However, due to their strong religious beliefs and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey's funeral on Tuesday a small, private affair."

Feldman posted a letter to Haim on his blog. It is titled "A Letter for the Grave," and in it, Feldman reminisces about better times when they were child actors together and laments that he couldn't have done more to save his friend's life.

"I always feared this day would come," Feldman wrote. "My mission in life became saving yours. I never gave up, I tried…I walked away, but I always came back, to let you know I was there. In a dark and lonely world with spiteful angry people we always understood each others pain."

"My heart is so broken," Feldman continued. "And I know there are so many who feel the same way I do. We will remember your spirit and your fans will help me keep your legacy alive. I pray that you are safe and finally filled with peace. I love you."

In the letter, Feldman also mentions the public memorial he has said he is planning for Haim.

"I will do my very best to help give you a memorial that is a celebration of your life the way you would have wanted it – with everybody laughing and rocking out."

Feldman's second cousin, Maytal Kotler, who attended Haim's funeral, told the Toronto Star that the 45-minute service was "very sad but with a lot of laughter." She said that the chapel was full to capacity, with over 200 mourners inside.

Since the time and date of Haim's funeral were announced, there have been multiple rumors as to who would be covering the funeral costs. Haim had filed for personal bankruptcy in 1997.

Corey's mother told "Access Hollywood" that the city of Toronto would be covering the funeral costs, but Toronto's communications director, Kevin Sack, told on Monday that was false.

"The City of Toronto confirms no involvement in funeral costs for Mr. Haim," Sack told "The City of Toronto has never received an application for assistance with the funeral costs for Mr. Haim."

Michael Kronik, the owner of Staritifacts, a celebrity auction Web site, told "Star" magazine on Sunday that he would give Haim's mother $20,000 as a gift to help cover the funeral expenses.

Many Haim fans also donated money through Haim's Web site to help pay for the teen idol's funeral.

It is a time of complex emotions for the Haim family. On Monday, the day before Corey's funeral, his sister, Carol "Cari" Haim, gave birth to a baby girl. The news of the healthy baby, Molly Rose, was first reported by "Access Hollywood."

Corey Haim had been working to get clean from prescription drugs in the weeks before he died, according to his agent, but he allegedly obtained dozens of prescriptions from doctors and illegal sources.

Autopsy results have yet to be released, but it is widely believed that Haim's death last week was caused by some kind of prescription drug cocktail.

The 38-year old actor rose to stardom in the 1980's by appearing in movies such as "Lucas" and "Lost Boys." His career seemed to be turning around when he appeared with best friend Corey Feldman on the reality show, "The Two Coreys." Haim never married, but was at one time engaged to Nicole Eggert, Tiffany Shepis, Holly Fields and Cindy Guyer.

ABC News' Lisa Fletcher and Sarah Netter contributed to this report.

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