Taste the diffidence
Wasn't Feldman the drug addict one? If so, I thought he'd have gone ages before Haim!
Feldman's characters were always portrayed as the wild ones. Haim's were the straight men, so to speak, the gentle kids who went along with the rougher boys' schemes. In real life, maybe the roles were reversed. Once Feldman's career prospects dried up, he probably played up the 'C-list bad boy' image to nurture whatever money-making opportunities he had. In this sense, Feldman's curse was that his role of a lifetime had to be continued for a lifetime, like a mortal oppressed by a malevolent Greek god. Haim's curse was that his came to an end. Feldman couldn't be himself, and remained in the public eye; Haim couldn't be anyone but himself, and all but vanished. O the humanity!