By Kate Ward
Updated March 15, 2010 at 11:48 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesThey were lost boys together. Teenage stars. Lifelong pals. In fact, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were so close, it’s nearly impossible not to talk about the two actors in the same sentence. Following the untimely March 10 passing of his best friend, Feldman spoke to EW about their friendship and Haim’s troubles with substance abuse. The actor shared the story of how the two young stars became close pals: “Lost Boys was a difficult shoot. There was a lot of tension on set, a lot of yelling,” Feldman says. “The older kids — Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, a few of those guys — were having these parties every night; they had tinfoil on their windows so that they could catch up on their sleep during the day. Corey, our costar Jamison Newlander, and I wanted to hang out with them, but they didn’t want us around. So we stayed in the hotel, watching movies, going to the arcade, and we became great friends.”

Of course, things weren’t always so bright for the duo, and Feldman also talked to EW about his and Haim’s struggles. “I know what it feels like to be on top of the world and then suddenly have nobody returning your calls,” he says. “He would call me and say, ‘You’re my best friend. I need you.’ So if he needed a place to stay, if he needed money, I was there for him. What could I do? I loved him.”

For more of Feldman’s thoughts on Haim, pick up the new issue of EW on stands Friday, March 19.