March 10th, 2010
02:22 PM ET

Update: Feldman says Corey Haim's death a 'tragic loss'

Corey Feldman, left, and Corey Haim in 2007.

[Updated 2:18 p.m.] Corey Feldman’s publicist Stacy Hess issued a statement from Feldman on the death of his friend Corey Haim:

"I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren't even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face. I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school.

"This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference. Please respect our families as we struggle and grieve through this difficult time. I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived."

[Updated 1:27 p.m.] Mark Heaslip, Corey Haim's agent, talked to HLN's Christi Paul about the child star's death, including that he was sick with flu-like symptoms Tuesday night.

[Updated 9:43 a.m.] We now have a full story on Haim's death, including background on his previous battles with drugs.

[Updated 8:51 a.m.] Haim, 38, was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m. PT (5:15 a.m. ET), Los Angeles County Coroner's spokeswoman Lt. Cheryl MacWillie told CNN. The  hospital is a mile from Haim's apartment. Police Sgt. Frank Albarran told CNN the death appears to be accidental, possibly an overdose.

Haim's most famous role was in the 1987 movie "The Lost Boys," in which he appeared with his frequent co-star, Corey Feldman.

[Posted 8:40 a.m.] Actor Corey Haim, who appeared in a number of movies during the 1980s, died early Wednesday of a possible drug  overdose, Los Angeles police said.

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  1. Nikki

    RIP, Corey your struggle is over....God took his angel home! You have left me and all of your fans with awesome memories of you. Love ya Lucus

    March 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Shelia

    He was just like any of us. The only difference was that he was a child star that could not handle all of the fame and money. He then could not find work and that just made things worse. People that are depressed do this, it is a fact. Males in general. I am very sad that he could not seem to get his life on track, but if he did not want help then you can not help. They have to want the help in order to be helped. He was a great actor and a wonderful person, I just hope that everyone remembers him for who he was and what wonderful work he did instead of remembering him for this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his friends during this difficult time. Corey, I hope that you are finally at peace now, I hope that all of your pain is gone and I hope that you are finally happy and smiling that awesome smile of yours. May god be with you and you family and your friends. It is sad that Hollywood helps people to become addicts but can not or will not help them to over come what they have helped them become. If Hollywood would get their head our of their butt for a few minutes to look at how they treat people and what they make stars become then this would not be a problem. No holloywood did not force Corey to take the drugs but they sure as heck did not offer any help to him to help him get off of the drugs either. You could not pay me enough money to work in hollywood. COREY YOU WILL BE MISSED AND YOU ARE LOVED AND WERE LOVED MORE THAN YOU KNOW. GOD BLESS THE HAIM FAMILY !!!!!!!!!! YOU RAISED A WONDERFUL SON WHO BECAME A WONDERFUL ACTOR.

    March 15, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Suzie

    It breaks my heart to see him gone, so many talented actors are goin out this way.. But I will always remember him and that lopsided smile. I won't dwell on how he died but will celeebrate the life he lived.Sorry to see you gone , but i will see you in Heaven one day.

    March 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. John

    I'm I hearing that Cory Feldman is not going to the funeral, AND that the family is trying to raise money for the funeral AND a company that DID pay for the funeral services will use memorabilia as repayment?..........NOT trying to blame ANYONE, but seems to me that Feldman SHOULD'VE been there more, since he was his "brother"......at LEAST pick up the funeral expenses.

    March 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. REENIE

    Unfortunately I as well as others who watched The Two Corys saw this coming. He was very troubled and it was noticable on the show.
    I am so very sorry for Cory Feldman as he was his best friend and I know without seeing that he tried to help.
    My Prayers are with Both his Mother, and Cory Feldman as this must be extremely hard on them.
    Much love and prayers to you both

    March 17, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. andy

    He saw this coming and had to know it was going to happen. Hate to hear it but if u know u have a problem and don't get help then I guess u got what's coming down the track.

    April 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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