Feldman ‘haim’s Death Might Not Be Overdose’By WENN
Sunday, March 14, 2010
COREY FELDMAN has urged film fans to stop speculating over the cause of his pal COREY HAIM’s death - insisting the tragic actor may have suffered kidney or heart failure.
The 38-year-old Lost Boys star was pronounced dead at a Burbank, California hospital on Wednesday morning (10Mar10) after his mother found him unresponsive at her home in Los Angeles.
Reports allege Haim, who had a long history of drug abuse, died from an overdose, but Feldman is urging fans to wait for toxicology test results - because Haim was taking prescription medication at the time of the tragedy.
He tells U.S. talk show host Larry King, “They need to stop jumping the gun. 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.
“We all are aware of the fact that Corey Haim has had a long and detailed drug history… However, most recently, he’s been, honestly, in the best frame of mind that he’s ever been in in the past year. I would say with his mom battling cancer, he’s really showed up. He’s really become a man. He’s been there. He’s been there for her, taking care of her, being responsible.”
And Feldman has offered his own alternative theories to his friend’s tragic death, fearing it may have been a result of new medication he was recently prescribed.
He adds, “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. 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 your body shuts down after years of abuse…
“I know that he was recently seeing 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.”