Teen Idol Corey Haim Found Dead Of Drug Overdose This Morning

Wed, March 10, 2010 8:42am EST by 53 Comments
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Sad news: ’80s teen star Corey Haim died of an overdose, according to the LAPD.

Actor and 80’s teen idol Corey Haim was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment this morning, Mar. 10, according to the LAPD. He was 38. Corey had been living with his mother, Judy, who was battling breast cancer according to Radar Online.

Corey’s agent and family friend, Mark Heaslip, told TMZ that just after midnight, Corey went into his mother’s room and woke her up, just before collapsing in front of her. The ambulance arrived 20 minutes later to take Corey to St. Joseph’s hospital in Burbank, CA, where he died. Police arrived at the hospital around 4 am to investigate.

Canadian-born Haim starred in the films Murphy’s Romance, The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. He and his frequent co-star Corey Feldman earned the name “The Two Coreys” and even starred in an A&E ‘reality’ called The Two Coreys from 2007 to 2008.

Haim has a history of struggling with drugs and financial issues. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1997 and went to rehab over 15 times, including a stint in 2000. A year later, the troubled teen actor was hospitalized for a drug-induced stroke.

He’s admitted to using hard drugs and prescription pills. “I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack,” he said.

“I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck,” he said. “But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day — the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the Valium — I’m not talking about the other pills I went through.”

Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were in talks to star in The Lost Boys 2 in 2007, but Haim was still struggling with addiction. At the time, Feldman said he refused to have further contact with Haim until he got sober. —Corynne Steindler

For A Look Back At Actor Corey Haim In Photos & Video, Click Here

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  5. Haunting Video of Corey Haim — He Says, ‘I’m Going To Die’
  6. EXCLUSIVE! Corey Haim’s Neighbor: ‘He Looked Alive When He Was Wheeled Out’
  7. Remembering Corey — A Look Back At Actor Corey Haim In Photos & Video
  8. Teen Idol Corey Haim Found Dead Of Drug Overdose This Morning

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Posted at 8:24 PM on March 12, 2010  

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Posted at 5:39 PM on March 12, 2010  

How can you people comment on a cause of death when it hasnt even been determined. You make me sick , What are you going to do when you find out it wasn’t a drug overdose?

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Posted at 7:02 AM on March 11, 2010  

What a tragedy, I grew up watching him as well, and he was only about 5 years older than me. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. Shame on those of you who can’t muster any sympathy for people with addictions, this kind of thing can happen to anybody under the right circumstances. You should show remorse and respect in a dignified manner. Rest in peace Corey Haim.

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Posted at 3:51 PM on March 11, 2010  

thank you! it is shameful… but, let’s not waste our time on them. yes, rest in peace corey. prayers and thoughts with those who survived him and will deal with that inner ache and sorrow for many years to come.

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Posted at 3:14 PM on March 12, 2010  

it’s not a matter of showing sympathy kari u can’t show sympathy for someone
or anyone for that matter who has an addiction especially when one has given
them soooo much help. and they turn their back’s on it. which is what he did.
people with addiction live on the pity or sympathy from friends or family
making those people an easy access for their addictions and all the time excusing their behavior. when what they should be doing is trying to get their
lives together. No addiction is an easy addiction but one can either work at getting rid of it so as to make life a little better or you can choose to do nothing.
in other words kari one can get busy living or one can get busy dying.

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Posted at 5:31 PM on March 12, 2010  

eduardo, it IS in fact a matter of showing sympathy. the guy is dead. he lost his battle. maybe you think your judgments thrown at him and everyone that hasn’t lived up to your success is going to save someone in the future- and for that, i can’t fault you. maybe there are people that don’t know about co-dependency and such, and you’ll teach them something. i don’t know. but, long story short, this guy is dead. he suffered when he was alive. his family suffered then, and will for the rest of their lives. his mom doesn’t need people like you judging her or him. so, really. let it go. save your preaching for a moment.

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Posted at 5:45 PM on March 12, 2010  

Hmmm How do you quit an “enlarged heart and fluid in your lungs”? I bet a lot of people are wondering how right about now . You people were so quick to judge someone on past track record well how about this …THEY FOUND NO DRUGS AT ALL IN HIS SYSTEM !!! How do you feel now ? It is not our job to judge people, because from what Ive read here .. We suck at it!!!!So many people think they know it all yet they haven’t the slightest idea.

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Posted at 7:03 PM on March 12, 2010  

i must’ve missed the part about not finding any drugs in his system… i haven’t read that ANYWHERE.

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Posted at 7:07 PM on March 12, 2010  

“While the coroner has declined to comment on the possible cause of death, pending toxicology results in four to six weeks, the department has reiterated that four bottles of prescription pills were recovered near Haim’s body and no illegal drugs were found.” eonline. Rick, for sure we are jumping to conclusions about the drugs, but it’s no secret the guy destroyed his health with drugs- regardless of whether those 4 pill bottles had anything to do with the actual moment of death. Haim himself wouldn’t deny that even if he were alive.

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Posted at 8:43 PM on April 16, 2010  

showing sympathy getbacktowork really!? who showed me sympathy when my mother and brothers died in a fatal car accident when the car they were in flew
over a cliff while on vacation in paris. or during my addiction!! don’t talk to me about compassion or sympathy!! especially when i received none!!

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