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. Guest

    I had such the biggest crush on him when I was a kid. It is so sad when a life is wasted due to drugs and alcohol. May God watch over him and his family.

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

    wow i loved this guy he knew his movies cory u will always b loved an missed r.i.p angle

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

    IF it is concluded that Corey died of a possible drug overdose, it's not surprising. People who do drugs DIE!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Wayne Hansler

    Sorry to hear that...I liked his stuff. So if you overdose on drugs, how do they determine that it was accidental, and not suicide? Sorry if that question seems morbid, but my father in-law loaded up on booze and pills...then he hung himself in 2006.....what would that be called....an accidental stunt.?

    March 10, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • carmela

      Hi, Wayne,
      My initial reaction was also that Corey Haim had committed suicide by mixing all of his prescription drugs that were meant to help him wean off of his addiction to pain killers. I'm so sorry about your father-in-law...I think you'r correct in thinking that depresson plays a big role (pardon he pun) in addiction and addictive personality types like Corey Haim admittedly was.

      May 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pablo

    RIP. Another child star crashes and burns. So sad.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Liz

    RIP Corey

    March 10, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Justin

    Not a big surprise if you knew what he was going through

    March 10, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. cjamesatl

    Yet another tragic way that Hollywood can eat you alive.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. David1971

    What a shame.............I really liked him as a actor......Could Friends and family done more to help him with his problem ? Everyone knew he had a drug problem and he would end up dead one day........Couldn't this have been prevented ? What a waste of a life....So young and he should of had 40 more years of it...I will miss him...........RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. dex

    RIP Corey. Wasn't he present when River Phoenix OD'ed at the Viper Room years ago?

    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jennifer

    I am so sad about Corey! He was one of my fav heart throbs as a teen. Very talented. So sorry for his family. I will keep Corey and his family in my prayers.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. Daniel

    Very sad.

    This is what happens when you do drugs.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Caroline

    So so so sad!!! He was such a troubled soul, may he now find peace!!

    RIP Corey!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeremy

    Sorry to hear this... RIP Corey!!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. may

    Wow I can not believe he passed away what a loss, he was a great actor I have been watching him on tv since he was a child RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
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