The tragic death of Corey Haim has devastated and shocked his closest friends and Corey Feldman, Nicole Eggert and his agent Mark Heaslip were guests on Larry King Live Wednesday night talking fondly about him.
“He was my best friend,” Corey Feldman told King, but he denied reports that his friend may have died of a drug overdose.
“People need to stop. They need to stop jumping the gun. They need to stop saying it’s a drug overdose.”
The two had been friends for decades, and even starred in their own reality show The Two Coreys. Feldman, while thankful for the outpouring of love for his friend, had harsh words for people who he felt had abandoned his friend.
“I appreciate the fact that everybody really cares and — and is trying to show their expression of sorrow right now. But at the end of the day, Larry, where were all these people the last 10 years, the last 15 years of Corey’s life?”
Corey Feldman’s heartbreaking appearance where he fondly remembered his friend was followed by Haim’s agent and former girlfriend Nicole Eggert.
Nicole admitted that Corey dealt with addiction. “He was definitely struggling with a lot of demons. I spent a few nights in the emergency room with him.”
She recalled them working together and the difficult times they would have. ”Sometimes it was really great working with him. Sometimes it was really hard because sometimes it would take him a while to come out of the trailer. Sometimes he would be too intoxicated to work at times and we would have to wait.”
Eggert didn’t hold a grudge against Haim, and even fondly remembers when he gave her a ring. ”I love him, I will always love him,” she said.
She echoed Corey Feldman’s words about people not supporting Haim lately. ”It is so nice that people are going to remember him this way, today is nice but a little late.” She said that Corey would have liked to have known how much people love him. ”It could have made a difference,” Nicole sadly said.
Corey Haim’s agent, Mark Heaslip told Larry King that he is “hoping it’s not” a drug overdose “because Corey was doing so good. He was really excited about his career, he was sticking to his program and he wanted his career back.”
Corey’s mother Judy told RadarOnline.com exclusively about her grief over the loss of her son. “He was a good boy. I’m devastated by his death.”