Corey Feldman, Corey Haim's long-time friend and frequent co-star, says Haim's death is a "tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul."
In a statement on his friend's death, Feldman says Haim "will always be my brother, family, and best friend."
Haim and Feldman starred together in several movies -- most notably "The Lost Boys," "Dream a Little Dream" and "License to Drive" -- and in the 2007-08 A&E series "The Two Coreys," which chronicled their sometimes contentious relationship as adults.
Haim died early Wednesday (March 10) at his home in Los Angeles of an apparent accidental overdose.
Here's the full text of Feldman's statement:
"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."