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. kellie

    I still have your poster Corey. Sorry life was so hard for you.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Marc Vangrootel

    You will be missed Mr. Haim but you're best work was definitely behind you

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  3. soia

    condolence..
    why most american died in a drug over dose...?

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  4. Cody

    RIP Corey!!!

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  5. Ireland

    Very sad but really no shock to see this happen.. I feel sad for his mom, whom you could see her love for on the two Cory's.

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  6. Kaire

    Sad but not shocking. Just wonder how many more deaths there will be like this when young people lose their fame and careers?

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  7. Steve Walker

    What a waste of another talented actor. You would think with all the money we throw at these folks that they would be able to afford the help they need.

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  8. Debbie

    While it's sad that Hollywood has lost yet another young actor, it's not a total shock. With all the substance troubles he had, sadly it was inevitable. His family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  9. Susan

    Very sad, he seemed to struggle with his demons and everyone was routing for him. My prayers are with his family.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. ragingbear

    What movies? Don`t remember him.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Gornto

    No License to Drive 2?

    March 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. kyle

    what a shame...i hate drugs

    March 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. steve

    He was on TMZ last week with other corey and the paparazzi asked him who he was. he was unrecognizable.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rick Fawcett

    Too much fame much too soon. He along with so many other child actors peaked too early and could never quite get back into the game and the harsh reality eventually takes them out in this way.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Felicity

    RIP Corey Haim! May you find peace

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