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. Herself

    I was so hoping he could pull it together, deal with his demons and at least enjoy his middle age. RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Matt

    Sad. RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Petals

    What a loss. Great actor, great guy just had problems like everyone else.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Carrie

    we"ll forever miss you.
    I think im gonna go watch The Lost Boys for about 2 straight days now....

    March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Anneliese

    Another child star fallen. I loved him in "Lucas" too. 🙁 Hollywood takes another victim.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. dworm

    He was such a cute and talented kid. So sad how many young stars turn to drugs. Leif Garrett's another one on the edge.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. jessica campanelli

    Unfortunately this is not a surprize. corey had been battling addiction for many years. i am an 08's child, and this is very sad to see, but again, not at all a shock. god bless his family and the struggles they will have in the future.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. Bruno P

    Sad. Just sad.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cassie

    I guess I shouldn't be too shocked by his death as most of his fans were well aware of his battles with the drug demons. So, SO sad that he's passed. We'll miss you, Corey!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Lou

    Damn...I am a child of the 80's and grew up watching his movies. It is an unfortunate statemetn but I always thought it would be the other Corey who would "rather burn out than fade away".


    March 10, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ruben Pena

    Its always tragic to see someone who had a bright future waste it away on drugs and come to an early end. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    Nice memories of his movies from my childhood. Sometimes success can be a curse.

    RIP Corey

    March 10, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Josh

    RIP Corey. It is not a surprise that this would happen. So young, so much given and so little time to appreciate it. You grew up fast kid, too fast.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. mac c

    it is a shame that anyone should die of an overdose however their is help out there and people need to want that help more than they want to get high i am sure it is hard in california beings it is so acceptable there and over looked as a past time and casual rather than an addiction problem

    March 10, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    Does this surprise antone? He has been a wreck for a long time!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
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