Corey Feldman Calls Corey Haim’s Death “A Tragic Loss”

Since news of ’80s child star Corey Haim’s death at the age of 38 broke this morning, a number of celebrities have come forward to express their grief. But the comment that carries the most weight comes from Haim’s frequent collaborator, Corey Feldman.

In addition to co-starring with Haim in 1987’s The Lost Boys and the following year’s License to Drive, Feldman shared the small screen with his namesake in the reality series The Two Coreys.  In an entry titled “R.I.P Corey Ian Haim 1971-2010″ on Feldman’s Web site this morning, Feldman writes,

“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. ~ Corey”

In recent years the pair’s relationship had become complicated, with Feldman refusing to have contact with Haim unless Haim shook his drug habit.