The sad news that one of my child hero actors 0f the 80s had died left me feeling rather deflated yesterday afternoon. To me, Corey Haim was a fun loving and carefree guy who provided me with so many laughs when I was growing up in movies like Lost Boys and Licence to Drive. I wanted to be just like him, hang out and be mates and get up to all the same antics that he did in his movies!

As we all know, he was part of a double-act with his friend and side-kick, Corey Feldman who will be no stranger to the name of this website. They worked in numerous films together (the above 2 included) and our thoughts go out to him and Haim’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Corey Feldman has placed his own moving thoughts on his blog which I’ve embedded below. You can head over to Feldman’s website to leave comments and I’m sure he’d appreciate them.

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

RIP Corey Haim, you will always be a legend on the eyes of HeyUGuys.