SAG explains Corey Haim's absence from awards' In Memoriam reel

corey-haim-horiz-gi.jpgFormer teen icon Corey Haim tragically passed away in March 2010, but his presence was noticeably absent during Sunday's (Jan. 30) Screen Actors Guild Awards In Memoriam segment.

Haim, who starred in "The Lost Boys" was just 38-years-old when he reportedly overdosed on prescription pills. It has also been reported, however, that the actor suffered from Pneumonia at the time of death. 

Kathy Connell, producer of the 2011 SAG Awards, tells Zap2It that it is one of the "hardest decisions" to have to choose who will be included in the In Memoriam reel each year.

"To be honest, he was [included]," she explains. "We had two memorial packages, a longer version and a shorter version. He was in the longer version and unfortunately the show was running long. We had to use the shorter package which did not include Mr. Haim."

She continues, "We were very sad to be forced to use the shorter package."

Friend and former co-star Corey Feldman says that he was not surprised by the SAG omission, telling The Hollywood Reporter "We have become used to not being honored by our peers in the industry."
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