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For anyone who came of age in the '80s, there was no BFF duo more beloved than the Coreys. When the news came yesterday that Corey Haim had passed away at the age of 38 due to a suspected drug overdose, it was difficult not to think of his fellow teen star and brother-in-arms, Corey Feldman.
Haim and Feldman, 38, starred together in films including The Lost Boys (1987), License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989). And in an effort to launch a professional comeback, they had their own 2007 A&E reality series about their joint efforts to revive their careers, titled The Two Coreys.
Feldman released a statement yesterday: "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."
A "shocked' Feldman also stopped by Larry King Live to reflect on his friend's passing, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship. According to MTV, Feldman told Larry King he'd seen Haim just "three or four" days before his untimely death. "He was fine," Feldman said, adding, "He was actually giving me some advice about something I was very upset about. He was being very positive."
Feldman also urged the public not to jump to conclusions about the role of drugs in Haim's death: "Until the coroner's report comes out and until we get specific evidence and until we know exactly what the toxicology report says, nobody knows and nobody is going to know."
Haim's friend added that he is considering holding a memorial service for the late actor, and said he wanted Haim to be remembered "as a beautiful, funny, enigmatic character who brought nothing but life and light and entertainment and art to all of our lives."
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