“To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell
Child star and teen heartthrob, Corey Haim, who starred in such films as Lucas, The Lost Boys, and License to Drive has died at age 38. Circumstances surrounding the death of the Canadian born actor, seemed to be accidental, according to the Los Angeles police department; however, many question his lifelong struggle with drug addiction. Corey Haim’s addictions to valium and other prescription drugs were well known in Hollywood and took the actor from a successful acting career to bankruptcy to rehab on a reported 15 different occasions.
Haim seemed to have grown up a lot when he moved in with, and cared for his mother, who is suffering with cancer. He collapsed on the morning of Wednesday, March 10, 2010 and his mother kept asking for people not to make assumptions before the reason for his death was known. She shared that she did not even know what happened herself. No illicit drugs were found in the home, but four bottles of his prescription drugs were. Oddly enough, they seemed to be untouched on the day of his death.
Haim himself shared that he had been clean and sober “for while now,” and his agent shared that Haim had been “under the weather with flu-like symptoms for which he was taking medication, but that an overdose seems unlikely. Corey didn’t take anything the day of his death. Everything was still left in the bottles.”
According to Hollywood sources, his best friend both onscreen and off, Corey Feldman, told CNN’s Larry King on Wednesday night that, for the first time in a long while, it seemed that the “The Lost Boy,” wasn’t so lost. Feldman stated to King, “Most recently, he’s honestly been in the best frame of mind that he’s ever been in the past year.” Haim was seemingly making a comeback by having shot several films (See IMDB.com), one including, American Sunset which was scheduled to be released later this year.
The Los Angeles county coroners office will continue today with an autopsy to get answers to why this 80’s actor has passed.
Rest in Peace, Corey Haim (December 23, 1971- March 10, 2010). You will be missed. Love, prayers and thoughts go out to his family and close friends during this horrible time of mourning.
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