Corey Feldman is speaking out about the death of his long-time pal Corey Haim, calling it a "tragic loss."
The actor released a statement on his official blog on Wednesday saying:
“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”
Haim, 38, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank at 2:15 a.m. PST on Wednesday after falling ill at the apartment he shared with his mother. Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter revealed that no illegal drugs were found at the scene, however authorities did discover four prescription bottles of pills inside. RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively to Haim’s mother Judy who said, “he was a good boy. I’m devastated by his death.”