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. marcus lucas

    R.I.p corey.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Wally'sWorld

    RIP Corey. I wish his family and friends peace. Lost Boys is one of my all-time favorite movies. Such memories! Miss ya (I even watched Lost Boys II) 😉

    March 10, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Max

    Another example that money and fame don't bring happiness.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tracey

    My heart and my prayers go out to the Haim family. He will truly be missed

    March 10, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Moe

    So sad...RIP Corey...Too Too sad. I thought he was pulling his life together..

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. TexasStar

    This not surprising news, but it is very sad. I thought that he was getting his life back together. RIP

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Susan

    Sad...but not surprising!! Was hoping he would pull through on his battle. Unfortunately, I saw it coming on the last season on A&E's The Two Corey's. Sending prayers and thoughts to his family and those closest to him!!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. kathy

    Hollywood gives them the impression that they are elite, entitled. There lies the problem. They are offered and given more than they can handle, then it starts. Some one needs to step up and let them know the are not. they have a talent to use not to abuse!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ronda

    Lost Boys? What about Lucas, where he had a staring role? Sad, he will be missed. An under rated actor who should have gone on to have a lucrative career.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. John

    RIP.....tragic but as someone stated befre...far from shocking. My prayers are with his family. Lost Boys was one of my fav movies too

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Troubled

    Very sad. The circumstances suggest a troubled life. Perhaps another indication that money and fame are not what they appear to be, though I do certainly hope that he had plenty of happiness during his too short life.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. doug peters

    A real shame. Rest in piece, Brother.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. Frank Greene

    What a shame,
    Corey Haim,
    Who's to blame?
    The cocaime!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Scotty2Hottie

    R.I.P Corey.. you will be surely missed..

    March 10, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. Oscar

    RIP Corey, I wish you a better life on the other side.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
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