Actor Corey Feldman has paid tribute to Corey Haim, revealing he wept when he heard about the death of his “brother”.

Feldman – who starred alongside Haim in 1987’s The Lost Boys and reality show The Two Coreys, which was cancelled in 2008 – said: “This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend.”

Feldman previously said Haim’s drug abuse strained their working and personal relationships.

Troy Searer, an executive producer of The Two Coreys, said Haim’s “heart and his potential were only outmatched by his demons”.

Searer said he last spoke to Haim about six months ago, when the actor “seemed incredibly positive”.

“He had done a few smaller films and things seemed to be on the upswing for him,” he added.

Haim’s neighbours told reporters the actor was looking healthier and getting stronger.

He had a role in the 2009 Jason Statham action flick Crank 2: High Voltage and was making appearances to support his new film American Sunset, billed on his website as the first film he had starred in “since he left the business on a sabbatical”.

However, Haim seemed sadly prophetic when he was interviewed by CNN’s Larry King in 2007, calling himself “a chronic relapser for the rest of my life.”