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. TW

    Never heard of him..

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa

    So sad – he was quite handsome and talented when he was young, but he threw it all away for drugs.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. CHARLIE CHILDERS

    Your tortured soul will finally know peace. Rest in peace Corey.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. OMG234

    so sad

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dino

    What a loss, I was waiting for LOST BOYS 2

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. thedish

    What a shame, to have everything and lose it all due to drugs. Its like the Japanese proverb first the the drink takes a drink, then the man takes a drink then the drink takes the man. Wonder though, if Mr. Haim will show up next year at the Oscars "in Memoriam"

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. MB

    Shocker!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dawn Bridges

    This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

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

    I watched Haim and Feldman on their reality show and thought that Haim had cleaned up his act. He was a good actor and it's sad he's gone.

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

    cant beleive that another great actor has lost his life to drugs.It's time for everyone to wake up and realize just how big of a problem this is..He will be missed

    March 10, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Griffindor Gooliness

    RIP Corey!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. Wake up L.A.!!!

    So sad...another Hollywood child star gone, left to rot and die cause there was no more use for them. How many more have to die before Hollywood starts to take care of its own?

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

    This is becoming far too common. such a shame, but unfortunately not a great surprise, Cory has been troubled for a long time. another good kid dead because of drugs.

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

    He was truly a Lost Boy...so sad, I watched the reality show and was always rooting for him to get back and get a good role and take care of himself better. May he rest in peace.

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

    🙁

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