Teen Idol Corey Haim Found Dead Of Drug Overdose This Morning

Wed, March 10, 2010 8:42am EDT 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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  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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love

Posted at 4:46 AM on March 11, 2010  

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kell

Posted at 4:45 AM on March 11, 2010  

Okay, first off my condolences to the family and friends.. It is trully a sad event.
Second , for those of you condemning Mr. Haim to hell for his ‘overdose” please realize the fact of the matter is most perscription overdoses are accidental. Especially with drug addicts. Addicts are into extremes, it takes more of the drug to stimulate them in a manner they find satisfying. Leading frequently to overdose. They also consider perscription drugs as though they were “free of the hassles of illegal drugs”. To my addict friends out there: yet again we see the infamous, jails institutions or death saying play thru. I am sorry for the Haim family , Corey included, they just never seemed to get the right help for him and he never found his way clear of the drugs. RIP Dude.

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Guest

Posted at 11:21 PM on March 10, 2010  

Well, it hasn’t yet been determined that his death was due to OD, but I will say this. This, Brittany Murphy’s death, and all of the other recent celebrity deaths that have been due to drug overdose and suicide.. It is all proof that being famous, rich, and living the “good life” gets you no-where fast. Hollywood is not your answer, Millions is not your answer, Fame is not your answer, and A critical public eye will be your downfall. Your only hope in this world is Jesus Christ. There is no name by which men can (and WILL be saved!). The pain, the hurt, the depression, the lack of self-worth, the DISEASE that Satan will place on your mind, body, and spirit will eat you alive, until you think you have no other option but to “self-medicate” or, ultimately committ suicide. Learn that we are human, imperfect, with no hope but that which is found in the sweet name of Jesus Christ. He walked this earth to be not only an example, but to be our Saviour. In this world of need, we need a Saviour more than anything else.

Corey Haim, I grieve for you. I hate that yet another person has fallen prey to the “good life” and has ended up in a position of no eternal life with Christ.

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R G Miller

Posted at 1:18 AM on March 11, 2010  

WOW! For ANYONE to make such a statement as: “….ended up in a position of no eternal life with Christ.” is one more reason people end up on drugs. Who are you, or anyone else for that matter, to make such an insane and presumptuous claim that this departed soul isn’t with the Lord? Do you have insider information on who qualifies to spend eternity with Christ? Drug addiction is a kind of sickness that is only superceded by “Religious know-it-alls” who have no way of knowing the real plan of the Lord. Judge not – lest ye be judged, you moron.

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abrown

Posted at 6:31 PM on March 10, 2010  

SOME HIT THE BOTTOM AND GET UP,AND SOME STAY THERE RIP…

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Tammie R

Posted at 6:17 PM on March 10, 2010  

I’ve been a fan from way back and was sad to see this. I was hoping he would turn his life around :( RIP

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HOOSIER

Posted at 4:37 PM on March 10, 2010  

getbacktowork you have no idea what your talking about. Drug addiction (chemical or alcohol) has nothing to do with a mental illness. Before AA they put people in the nut house because they didn’t know what else to do with them. Addiction is a disease not a mental illness you SAP.

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getbacktowork

Posted at 4:59 PM on March 10, 2010  

apparently you’ve never heard of the term “self-medicating” and have had the great fortune to never know or love someone who treated their mental illness with drugs and alcohol. lucky ignorant you.

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abrown

Posted at 6:47 PM on March 10, 2010  

I DISAGREE HIM AND HIS PARTNER BOTH WHERE IN THE SAME SITIUATION AT ONE POINT NOW ONE IS GONE AND THE OTHER IS STILL HERE. I THINK WHEN YOU HIT THE BOTTOM AND DON’T NO IT THEN IT’S MORE MENTAL THEN ANYTHING ELSE…

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getbacktowork

Posted at 4:22 PM on March 10, 2010  

wouldn’t it be nice if addiction were a self-contained evil, but it’s not. usually it’s about mental illness, and the drugs are the only way these sick people can figure out to get through life. it’s sad, and yes, doctors give out too many pills- but at the end of the day, mostly, it’s all about mental illness. and that’s what’s sad- that some people struggle so much just to be able to enjoy the great gift of life. you can’t stop this pain just by getting rid of drugs anymore than you can stop the homeless problem by just building more homes. at the end of the day, more times than not, this is all about mental illness. kudos to you, eduardo, that you overcame your addiction- and i don’t want to lessen that- but for most people addiction problems are much more complicated than simply learning to live life without drugs and alcohol. what’s sad is that corey, from what i’ve heard, struggled to find joy in his life. what a terrible thing for those who have to go through life like that.

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Eduardo

Posted at 4:03 PM on March 10, 2010  

come on people fact mr haim like mr brad renfro and many before were doing
this for years and everyone knew !! no was blind to it just the exact
opposite and no one did a damn thing. and why should they have he made everyones life a living hell.AND PLEASE PEOPLE i don’t want to hear it was the drug’s that made him do it because he was battling his demons alot of people
go through more hell than we care to mention and they get help. AGAIN. i myself
went through this and 25 yrs later sober have a great job loving life. let’s not make excuses for him. especially when i didn’t make excuses for myself!!

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Fretless

Posted at 3:50 PM on March 10, 2010  

“Found Dead of Drug Overdose”?? Hmm. Are you the Coroner? While OD seems likely, the cause of death has not been determined. No toxicology or autopsy results yet. So if you’re a “journalist”, aren’t you stating a supposition in your headline as fact? Journalism 101.

Unless you’re FOX – then you can make it all up.

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Eduardo

Posted at 3:46 PM on March 10, 2010  

i agree with u hoosier !100% we get back what we put into in this life.

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BF

Posted at 3:28 PM on March 10, 2010  

I love you, Corey!!

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HOOSIER

Posted at 3:26 PM on March 10, 2010  

If you continue to do what you did you will continue to get what you’ve got. What word did this jackass not understand.

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Eduardo

Posted at 1:45 PM on March 10, 2010  

i really hate to put a bummer on this but in my opinion haim was given a free
ride in life and choose not to work at it . there are lots of people who struggle
with an addiction and it’s never easy it’s pure hell but they do something about
it. not be in denial for a majority amount of their life making other peoples lives
a living hell which is what he obviously did. i myself had the same problem and
25 yrs sober today have a successful job and loving life. to me it’s a matter of
choice either one chooses to get well or you don’t he choose the later.
may he rest in peace.

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Carolyn

Posted at 6:22 PM on March 10, 2010  

Eduardo, you and I are the small percentage of those who enjoy long term sobriety. Remember that this compulsion is huge and managing it is a life long, daily struggle for most– it’s the minority that has the craving removed from them, not the norm.

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Eduardo

Posted at 7:47 PM on March 10, 2010  

carolyn u make a good strong point and well received but what i am trying to enforce is that temptation is everywhere. and one can either do something or choose not to. he chose the later. i know it’s not easy. but life in general is not easy it’s not meant to be that’s why it’s called life. thanks for sharing carolyn.

 
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duster

Posted at 1:03 PM on March 10, 2010  

i;m going to snort this 8ball up and watch some of his old flicks

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duster

Posted at 1:01 PM on March 10, 2010  

i’m going to rip this 8ball down and watch some of his old fliks

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full moon

Posted at 12:54 PM on March 10, 2010  

The pain that Corey was feeling was too overwhelming. He was trying to supress the past hurts that sexual abuse caused. The ones who should feel shame about this are the ones that molested and took financial advantage of Corey. Instead Corey was shamed, labeled, and given up on. May you rest in peace Corey, you will be missed.

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Calvin C

Posted at 12:08 PM on March 10, 2010  

I always wonder what the people who are advocating legalizing drugs think when they read something like this…

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Bitchy Sandwich

Posted at 12:10 PM on March 10, 2010  

No one is trying to legalize hard drugs. They’re trying to legalize marijuana… which did not kill Corey.

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Ginger

Posted at 12:30 PM on March 10, 2010  

I don’t think anyone is looking to legalize cocaine or crack and the drugs Corey was alleged to have been addicted to were prescribed, legal drugs. Sad for the people who loved him. :-(

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non drug user.

Posted at 2:07 PM on March 10, 2010  

All drugs should be legal… Legal or not people do drugs. The best thing you can do is to provide information and treatment for people that want to get clean. Research has shown that treatment dollars out pace “war on drug dollars” 10 to 1 for cutting drug abuse. If all drugs were legal there would be much less crime becuase there would be no need for a seedy underworld infastructure/distribution network to provide legal drugs. ie. no more deaths in texas boarder towns over drugs. Why fight over them if you could just go down to the 711 and get some more. Then we could tax them appropriately and pay for all the necessary treatment that these junkies will need. that way the drug users will have to pay for their own treatment. Currently not drug users bare the brunt of this, treatment and enforcent. i don’t want to pay for either.

Don’t legalize it. Legalize them all.

dd

 
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PHILIP HEISE

Posted at 3:04 PM on March 10, 2010  

I’m saddest for him if he’s not resting in peace. We must know Jesus by due respect and crying to Him for help. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, the end thereof is death. He that winneth souls is wise. I couldn’t stop the drugs and hated my own life, but heard of His love and kept listening to the Word and got sorry to God. He had mercy on me, a no good burnout. Jesus loves you – ask Him how much!

 
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AK337

Posted at 1:49 PM on March 10, 2010  

we think that its ashame this boy was a junkie. an by that i mean any 1 that abuses anything is a junkie. i smoke weed from time to time but i still lead a normal life i work every day an take care of my familly. just because people die from car wrecks doesn’t make us out law cars we just have rules for driving just like if drugs were legal there would still be rules… haha

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JCash

Posted at 1:57 PM on March 10, 2010  

You’d be serving a life term if we could just find a way to outlaw ignorance.

Re: Haim…
Wow! …who saw that coming?

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Jack

Posted at 12:00 PM on March 10, 2010  

Drug addiction is a terrible thing (stating obvious) and my heart goes out to the family, the ones he hurt the most.

Good luck to the family.

Jack

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William Dwyer

Posted at 11:55 AM on March 10, 2010  

Sorry, my first thought when I read this, was “what a dumbass”. I went to a different page, then came back. You know what? I still feel the same way. Hollywood and really all of modern history is littered with stories like this one. We as a people CONTINUE to refuse to learn from our own past. We see deaths like this on a daily basis. Not all of them are celebrities. If people continue to ignore the lessons being learned here, than tough. You deserve what you get. “I am sorry for your death, RIP Corey. Your another in a long line of dumbasses.”

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RONNIE

Posted at 12:16 PM on March 10, 2010  

I cannot agree with your ideas and sentiments. Addiction is a weakness and something that cannot be overcome by many. It often times is not a choice. Lucky are the people that can say no, mean it, and walk away. Those less strong or with a predelection to addiction whether it be genetic or environmental are to be pitied, shown empathy, and if at all possible intervened upon on an ongoing long-term basis. Shame on you for calling him a dumbass. Unless you have walked in his shoes do not judge.

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Canadian

Posted at 12:19 PM on March 10, 2010  

Compassion and bad spelling and poor grammar remains….there is a biblical saying that goes something like this: Ye who are without sin, cast the first stone. Also, I gather you don’t throw stones from your glass house.
Addiction(s) at that level are deep-rooted, and my heart (for one of many) go out to those Mr. Haim left behind. May he find peace wherever is soul is right now.
NAMASTE. (look up the meaning of that…it might shed some light in your world)

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LARS801

Posted at 1:05 PM on March 10, 2010  

BETTER CHECK YOUR OWN SPELLING AND GRAMMAR THERE, AND QUOTES FROM THE BIBLE ARE IN ITALICS. ANOTHER IN A LONG LINE.

 
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AK337

Posted at 1:50 PM on March 10, 2010  

so true sad but so true

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Ed Lynn

Posted at 11:39 AM on March 10, 2010  

I tell you…this is just another nail in the coffins of all those who have become so famous and just cant seem to stay away from the stuff.Its so sad to see such a young vibrant lad waste his life to drugs.It’s no telling just how many others are out there doing this very same thing.
Lets wake up NOW people..before you put yourselves in a forever sleep like so many that have gone before.Tamper resistance “child proof” drug bottles still dont do the trick..and these are ADULTS we are losing.
So Sad wouldnt you say?

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Kelly denise greenwell

Posted at 11:05 AM on March 10, 2010  

I grew up watching all of corey’s film and he was and always will b my best and most wonderful actor’s of all time, he was funny, beautiful and classy. I will miss u entertaining us all and my heart is with u always.

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luiz defreitas

Posted at 10:52 AM on March 10, 2010  

Stop

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Chase

Posted at 10:55 AM on March 10, 2010  

hammer time

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danny

Posted at 2:43 PM on March 10, 2010  

stop what?you should have a soft heart for the lost no matter what..

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Chase

Posted at 10:52 AM on March 10, 2010  

of all the recent celebrity deaths – this one hurts the most for me…

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Gladys

Posted at 12:18 PM on March 10, 2010  

I just can’t believe it I really liked Corey Haim as an actor wow it does hurt the most I’m like why u do this Corey.

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mimi

Posted at 10:37 AM on March 10, 2010  

oooohhhh! noooooooo……mimi

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