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. Chris Mitchell

    It is sad but not unexpected. Drugs are known killers. That is why they are illeagal unless you have a prescription. Unfortunatly Corey was one of those that did not figure that out in time.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chloe

    we will miss you Corey Haim.

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  3. Lucie

    Ooooh! NO, not again.

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  4. steve

    That and: you never see that 'herion thing' working out well for anyone. Like, yeah, I'll be the guy that can handle this, those other dead people had no idea what they were doing.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kim

    I am very saddened by this news. Corey was my teen idol!! My heart breaks for him that he could never get his life straightened out. R.I.P. Cutie

    March 10, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Keith

    Sad to see someone who showed so much promise as a young actor have his life spiral out of control. Corey Feldman tried to help him but apparently he was beyond help and now has paid the ultimate price

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  7. Tim

    Who'da thunk that this Corey would go first....

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  8. JP

    Where did he go wrong!!?? Just goes to show you that even with fame and fortune the decisions we make in life is the real treasure!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mike

    Sucks.

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  10. lmb

    Bless his heart, he had a tough time.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. madison

    I can't say that I am surprised but still feel it is a shame. He was the only celebrity I wrote to as a kid. I think I was 10. I remember how excited I was when I received an autograph picture. Hope you are no longer suffering Corey Haim.

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  12. Jerri

    So Sad. R.I.P.

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  13. Trish

    This is so sad, but unfortunately not surprising. The only hope out of the current early deaths of young actors is that it encourages those with depression, and drug problems to seek help. Rest in Peace Cory Haim.

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  14. Sunshine1167

    Unfortunate, but inevitable.

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  15. Mike M

    sad how we all watched the 2 Corey's and saw this coming...may he rest in peace

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