Haim reportedly suffered a drug overdose at his home in Oakwood, California in the early hours of Wednesday morning (10Mar10) and was pronounced dead upon arrival at St Joseph’s hospital in Burbank.
Feldman, the 38 year old’s co-star in The Lost Boys, License To Drive, Last Resort and reality TV show The Two Coreys, reveals he learned of his pal’s death as he woke up.
He says, “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.”
Meanwhile, the tragic actor’s ex-girlfriend Nicole Eggert has opened up about her feelings, telling TV news show Entertainment Tonight she’s “very saddened” about the news and the fact that her former lover and co-star was “unable to overcome the demons he so deeply struggled with”.