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. Tammy

    I am very sorry for the loss of Corey Haim...he was a talented actor and will be missed...its just a shame he allowed the drugs to control him.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary Alvarez

    My heart is broken, he was my teen idol. I was so in love with him. RIP Corey!!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Thomas

    Very sad. He was a great actor and he will be missed.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Niki

    Wow! Another shocker! WHat is the story with all these young actors?? RIP Gooney!!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. The L

    wow...I completely saw that coming. To the other Corey...you tried man. He wouldn't listen.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. AC

    So sad....he has struggled w/drug abuse for years. His pics were funny. Loved Lost Boys. God Bless his family who are left here to grieve.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. John

    R.I. P. Corey

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  8. Mojo

    very sad.....RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Fred

    Sadly, no one can say they did not see this coming. Unfortunately, one has to wonder how long before Lohan is on a blurb like this one.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. JINEY

    I think the first and most inportant question is, will he be mentioned at next years oscars?

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tim Rigney

    Strange – – – Is there some sort of *drug* problem in Hollywood or something???

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tito Puente

    Poor kid could never shake that drug habit.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    Yet another child star who couldn't handle adult life, got into drugs and the rest. as they say, is history. RIP.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. William

    No surprise here, I am surprised it took this long. This guy was a MESS! Leif Garrett should take notice, he is probably the next one.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Traci

    Major sadness with this one. Loved the Coreys. Much love to Haim's family and to Corey Feldman. Dream a lil dream.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
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