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.

Post by:
Filed under: Showbiz
soundoff (327 Responses)
  1. David

    Gee! What a tremendous loss to the world that is!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rafael

    So... no more Corey and Corey? But in all seriousness this sucks and I send my condolences to his friends and family.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ruth E.

    Another wild child dies too young. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Me

    Gee. What a shok.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Stacey fernandez

    I can't believe he's gone !! He was the love of my life wen I was growing up !! I loved his cheeky smile , gonna b missed , R.I.P. Corey xxxx

    March 10, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Russell

    What a shame. He had it made as a chld actor but never found his way as an adult except for a life of drugs. I watched the show, the Two Coreys and you had to know he would end up this way at some point. I am really sad for his family and for Corey Feldman, his best friend who tried hard to help him. RIP Corey.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. D

    This is so sad. He just couldn't pull it together. RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dixie

    What a sad ending for a troubled man.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. John Thompson

    What a tragedy. I was just reading his website yesterday to see what he has been working on since leaving the reality show. I saw that he has 5 films in production and post-production. Just REALLY sad. If there was ever a candidate for the Dr. Drew intervention show...this was a guy who really needed it.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. brian

    Im really sorry to read this. I used to love Corey Haim when I was a kid. Really sorry to see him go.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mattycat

    It's so sad! I grew up in the 80's and watched The Lost Boys a ton of times. He will be missed!

    I really hope Feldman doesn't feel the need to preach about this. I've had about enough of him.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. tracy

    RIP... So sad, Another Celebrity taken by drugs. not a good trend. 🙁

    March 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. Charla Brown

    Ah....sure hate to see another one go the stupid route. He was such a cute guy as a teenager, I had such a crush. Sadly though, can't say I'm surprised this happened, and didn't happen sooner. Have no idea if he had a wife or children, but thoughts and prayers to his family.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa

    I always enjoyed the movie Lucas. RIP Corey.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. Nicholas Smith

    Such a waste. So sorry to see him gone. Sad.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22