"Some people might say it's a little silly, you didn't know the person," fan Dan Pigeau told the AP. He and his wife and friend drove an hour to attend the funeral. "It doesn't matter. You watch the person's movies, you watch the person's TV shows, you listen to a person's music and it becomes a part of your life. To me, it's kind of like a part of my childhood died. At 31, I still watch the guy's movies. I still love 'The Lost Boys'."
Distant relative Maytal Kotler said Haim's past substance abuse wasn't a part of Tuesday's memorial, which focused on stories about his sweet nature.
"It was very touching," said Kotler, who described herself as a cousin's cousin but didn't grow up with Haim. "There was some laughter, a lot of crying."