Corey Feldman took to his web blog, “The Feldman Journal,”Â Wednesday to express how he felt about the sudden death of his best friend, Corey Haim, who died early that morning, stating that it was “tragic loss” and that Haim would always be his “brother, family, and best friend.”Â Corey Feldman learned of Haim’s death from his brother and sister, who had awakened him with the news.Â Feldman and Haim, often simply referred to as “The Two Coreys,” had known each other since working on the set of “The Lost Boys.”
Corey Haim’s mother said that he come into herÂ room while she was sleepingÂ at his apartment in Burbank, California, TMZ reported Wednesday.Â He had awakened her justÂ before collapsing.Â The 38-year-old actor had been running a fever and having trouble breathing earlier in the day.Â Paramedics were called at about 1 a.m. PSTÂ but later reports indicate that, although they attempted to revive him, Haim was unresponsive.Â He was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where medical personnel contacted the Burbank Police.Â Corey Haim had apparently died from a drug overdose and a death investigation was immediately launched.Â
Corey Feldman’sÂ brief statement asked that everyone respect “both families” (Haim’s and Feldman’s) in their time of grief.Â Â “This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend.”Â
Feldman also noted that he hoped theÂ “art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived.”
Corey Haim’s “art” that Corey Feldman alluded toÂ were appearances in dozens of movies since appearing in the film “Firstborn” in 1984.Â The young actor quickly rose to fame as a teen star in movies like “Silver Bullet” and “The Lost Boys,” the 1987 movie where he would meet lifelong friend Feldman.Â
The two would go on to make seven movies together, including the long-awaited sequel to “The Lost Boys,” subtitled “The Tribe,” which was released in 2008.Â
Hollywood took advantage of the reality show craze and the friendship of the two Coreys, both ofÂ whom were known to have lived troubled lives since their rise to and decline from fame,Â when A&E network cast the two for “The Two Coreys” (appropriately enough), which aired for 19 episodes.Â
But Corey Haim reportedly kicked his addictions in 2004 and moved back to his native Toronto, Canada.Â According to the International Movie Database, Haim seemed to be working on a comeback,Â engaged inÂ a dozen movies inÂ some stage of production or release within the past two years.
It is as yet unclear why police were notified to investigate the actor’s death.