When California taxpayers were told last year that they were going to have to foot the bill for Michael Jackson's funeral, there was an uproar, especially considering the singer's substantial fortune.

Now, in a similar situation, rumours are swirling that the city of Toronto is going to pay for the funeral of 38-year-old 80s star Corey Haim. The actor and sometime-heartthrob passed away last week.

Haim's mother Judy told Access Hollywood that the city of Toronto will be footing some of the funeral's costs.