'Lost Boys' star Corey Haim dies at 38

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    Mar 10, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
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    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Actor Corey Haim, who appeared in a number of movies during the 1980s, died early Wednesday of a possible drug overdose after being taken to a hospital, authorities said.
    Haim, 38, was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m. PT (5:15 a.m. ET), said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The hospital is a mile from Haim's apartment.
    His death appears to be accidental and may possibly be due to an overdose, according to Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Albarran.

    The coroner's office has taken possession of Haim's body, MacWillie said.
    The actor's most famous role was in the 1987 movie "The Lost Boys" in which he appeared with his frequent co-star, Corey Feldman.

    In later years, the two friends -- who appeared in eight movies together -- both struggled with drug abuse and went their separate ways. They reunited for a reality show, "The Two Coreys," in 2007, but A&E Network canceled the program after slightly more than a year.

    In a 2007 interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Haim and Feldman both discussed their battle with drugs. Feldman told King that he had gotten clean, but it took Haim a while longer.

    Haim called himself "a chronic relapser for the rest of my life."

    "I think I have an addiction to pretty much everything," he said. "I mean, I have to be very careful with myself as far as that goes, which is why I have a support group around me consistently."

    He told King that he also had lost more than 150 pounds while getting sober.

    "I didn't like looking in the mirror anymore," Haim said. "I couldn't do it ... See, I hit about, my peak, about 302 [pounds]. ... And now I'm back to 150."

    In 2008, Feldman told People magazine that he would no longer speak to Haim until his former co-star got sober. In a clip from "The Two Coreys," Feldman and his wife, along with two other former teen stars, called on Haim in an effort to get him to admit he needed help, the magazine said.
    The meeting followed an incident in which Haim -- scheduled to film a cameo appearance in a direct-to-DVD sequel to "The Lost Boys" -- appeared on the set "clearly under the influence," People reported.

    "I don't feel that he's a safe person to have around my wife and child at the moment, for a multitude of reasons," Feldman told People. Haim told the magazine in the August 2008 story that he was currently sober and said, "I will always love Corey Feldman, but I lost 105 percent respect for him and his wife."

    Christopher Ameruoso, a photographer who lives in the Oakwood Apartments complex, said Wednesday that Haim had been his neighbor for at least a year. He said he last saw Haim two days ago getting into a taxi.
    "He looked good," he said. "He's putting on a lot of weight." He said Haim sometimes could be seen wandering around the complex, "looking for companionship, looking for friends."

    Haim was born December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, according to a biography on his Web site. He made his first television appearance in 1982 on the Canadian series "The Edison Twins." His first film role was in 1984, when he appeared in the American movie "First Born."

    Haim also won rave reviews for his title role in the 1986 film "Lucas." Film critic Roger Ebert said of him at the time, "If he continues to act this well, he will never become a half-forgotten child star, but will continue to grow into an important actor."

    Following "The Lost Boys," both Haim and Feldman appeared in "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream."




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    Mar 10, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    It's so sad. What's even more sad is it was so predicted. As troubled as he was I'm actually surprised the poor guy lasted as long as he did. Now he gets the added indignity of TMZ and Extra fighting to see who can sensationalize it the most. Even Dr. Drew who I think is genuinely well intentioned will probably be used to hype this up.
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    Mar 10, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    So so sad icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 10, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    Im pretty sure the other Corey would be whorin himself in the media...exploitin the death of his buddy for some 15 minute press time :i
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    Mar 10, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    Kinda sad ......

    He had a real rough life after he got older
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    Mar 10, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    My friend who lives in LA said, in response to this: "It's a sad thing when you live in a town where dying from an overdose is a cliché."

    Can't agree stronger.
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    Mar 10, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    RIP Corey.

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    Mar 10, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    Lay down your sweet and weary head. Night is falling, you've come to journeys end....

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    Mar 10, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    Very sad news! icon_cry.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 10, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    I knew he was a party guy.. very sorry to hear it. Always enjoyed his movies some years ago.
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    Mar 10, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidIt's so sad. What's even more sad is it was so predicted. As troubled as he was I'm actually surprised the poor guy lasted as long as he did. Now he gets the added indignity of TMZ and Extra fighting to see who can sensationalize it the most. Even Dr. Drew who I think is genuinely well intentioned will probably be used hype this up.


    Agreed. I just read about this and I was genuinely surprised. A couple of years back, I saw a reality show with the two Corey's and it was not lost on me when they lost a new film job. Haim seemed desperately devastated at the time and I figured it would only be a matter of time before he truly hit rock bottom and someone would step in. Sad, really sad.
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    Mar 10, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    Can't say I didn't see this coming... but I think I'll watch Lost Boys tonight in honor of him anyway. I love that movie.
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    Mar 10, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    Surprisingly they are now saying that he has been relatively clean for over a year and a half. He started suffering from flu-like-symptoms a couple of days ago. The only meds they found in his house were the prescription pills for the flu symptoms. His mother said he got up out of bed, was walking to the kitchen and just collapsed.
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    Mar 11, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    Celticmusl said His mother said he got up out of bed, was walking to the kitchen and just collapsed.


    That almost sounds like a heart-attack death.
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    Mar 11, 2010 12:37 AM GMT
    Celticmusl saidLay down your sweet and weary head. Night is falling, you've come to journeys end....



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    Mar 11, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    This is very sad. One thing bugs me. How many well known people have to die like this before people start learning to take what their body is telling them seriously. It is so upsetting, yet frustrating and angering.
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    Mar 11, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    This is indeed sad but a long long long time coming.
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    Mar 11, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    HMMMMM!
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    Mar 11, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    Anybody know the average life expectancy of a child actor? Hmm.

    I'd like to mourn this by giving Corey Feldman a hug. Yes, I know being partial to him puts me in a very small minority.
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    Mar 11, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    Very sorry to hear this. How sad.

    Lost Boys was a great movie, and he was great in it.
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    Mar 11, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    I was twelve when 'The Lost Boys' was in theaters.


    Haim & Feldman were in alot of movies then.


    Too bad for Haim, I will always remember him as he was in 1986.
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    Mar 11, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    Watch this incredible response from Cory Feldman on Larry King tonight. He says it so wonderfully. Watch the whole piece, especially the end. He talks about how the entertainment industry builds child actors up, then dumps them when they are no longer marketable, then outlets like TMZ feel it's right to tease them and kick them when they are down and destitute.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/10/corey.haim.death/index.html?hpt=C1
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    Mar 11, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    I wonder if his flu-like symptoms were H1N1?
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    Mar 11, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    Aw
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    Mar 11, 2010 1:29 PM GMT
    Only one frog-brother left... icon_sad.gif