Lost Boy Corey Haim Dead from Apparent Drug Overdose

Lost Boys star Corey Haim died Wednesday morning at a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 38. Haim reportedly died of an apparent drug overdose. The former teen heartthrob has long struggled with drug addiction and had allegedly sought treatment in rehab over a dozen times.

Corey Haim (Photo: Artemisboy - Wikimedia Commons)
Corey Haim (Photo: Artemisboy - Wikimedia Commons)

Corey Haim reportedly collapsed in front of his mother early Wednesday morning at her home in North Hollywood. Haim was rushed to the Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center by ambulance, but medical personnel were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead around 3:40 AM, according to the LAPD.

Canadian-born actor Corey Haim was best known for his roles in the late 80’s films The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Lucas and Dream a Little Dream. Although Haim appeared in several dozen more films over the last two decades, he never quite reclaimed the level of fame he had as a teenager and young adult.

Haim was open about his struggle with drug addiction, saying that at one point he was taking about 85 pills a day. In 2004, Haim declared that he had finally kicked his drug habit, telling The Sun newspaper that he was “clean, sober, humble and happy.”

Corey Feldman & Corey Haim (publicity photo)
Corey Feldman & Corey Haim (publicity photo)

In 2007, Haim and former film co-star Corey Feldman filmed a reality show together for A&E titled The Two Coreys. The show was cancelled after the second season. Feldman said he would not have further contact with Haim again until he “gets the help he truly needs” to deal with his drug problems. “For now we must sever ties as I have been taught this is the only way to truly take a final stand for someone’s recovery,” Haim posted on his blog at the time.

An official autopsy will be held to determine the official cause of Haim’s death, but it is being reported that he died of an accidental drug overdose. We’re incredibly sad to hear of Haim’s passing, especially as it appears to be yet another drug-related death of a young Hollywood star. Will the epidemic ever end?

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