Corey Feldman: Stop Saying Corey Haim Died of an "Overdose"

Celebrity News Mar. 11, 2010 AT 8:52AM
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Though the LAPD has attributed Corey Haim's passing to a possible drug overdose, his longtime friend Corey Feldman wants people to stop speculating about the former teen idol's sudden death.

"They need to stop jumping the gun," Feldman, 38, said Wednesday on CNN's Larry King Live. "They need to stop saying it's a drug overdose. They need to stop saying, you know, their theories of what they think it is or isn't. Because at the end of the day, until the coroner's report comes out, until we have specific evidence, until we know exactly what the toxicology reports say, nobody knows. And nobody is going to know."

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In the hours leading up to Haim's March 10 death, the former teen idol, 38, was suffering from a fever and flu-like symptoms.

"I know that he was fighting the good fight," Feldman told King. "And, at the end of the day, I know that there were symptoms that he was showing that expressed it could be a number of things. You know, this could have been a kidney failure; this could have been a heart failure."

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Asked if Haim was on a lot of meds, Feldman - who last spoke to the actor "three or four days ago" - said: "Well, he was ... I mean, this could have been a mixture of drugs. It could have been a cocktail that's specific or it could also have been the fact that, you know, your body shuts down after years of abuse."

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Feldman said that Haim had been talking to "a treatment specialist who was new in the mix, who he had only been seeing for the past two weeks. And that treatment specialist put him on a new line of medications, which were special medications. I'm not going to go into what they were, but let's just say that they may not have corresponded properly with the medications that he was currently taking."

Despite years of struggling to say sober, Haim was "honestly in the best frame of mind that he's ever been in in the past year," Feldman said.

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He said that Haim was helping his mother in her battle against breast cancer. This past year, "he's really become a man," added Feldman. "He's been there for her, taking care of her, being responsible."

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