Corey Haim known for his 80’s movies such as the The Lost Boys and Lucas — has died at the age of 38. Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the actor’s death. For more details continue reading.
“According to police, Haim, who had past substance-abuse problems, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an accidental overdose. He reportedly was found unresponsive at his apartment. He was with his mother at the time of his death. He was later pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank.” [Source: US Magazine]
Haim’s mother Judy called paramedics after he got out of bed and fell to his knees from weakness due to feeling ill. Authorities found four prescription drugs in the apartment he shared with his mother, but no illegal drugs.
In the past, Haim struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and has been in and out of rehab many times. He attributes his battle with drugs to ruining his short career because it was hard for him to function. He spoke about his addiction saying,
“I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck. But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day.” [Yahoo News]
He recently had a career comeback, appearing opposite Jason Statham in Crank: High Voltage in 2009, and was looking to act in more films.
Let’s take a moment to remember Corey Haim in one of the best 80’s vampire flicks ever, The Lost Boys.
Photos of Corey Haim over the years:
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