Actor Corey Haim died of apparent drug overdose
A preliminary investigation into the death of former child actor Corey Haim found he died early Wednesday morning of an apparent drug overdose, sources said.
There was no sign of foul play, investigators said, but it was not immediately clear what type of substance led to the death of the 38-year-old actor, who was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after being found unresponsive at his home.
He was officially pronounced dead at 3 a.m. at the hospital. the investigation is now in the hands of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Police learned of Haim’s death when staff at the hospital calledauthorities between 4 and 4:30 a.m., said Sgt. Frank Albarren of the LosAngeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Station.
“It was an apparent overdose,” Albarren told reporters. “Unknown what type ofmedication.”
Haim’s death comes after the recent deaths in Los Angeles of two other young celebrities, actress Brittany Murphy and heiress Casey Johnson. Murphy, 32, died in December of multiple-drug intoxication complicated by health issues, and Johnson, 30, in January of diabetic-related complications, according to the county coroner.
Corey Ian Haim was born in Toronto in 1971. His first film was”Firstborn” in 1984. Roles followed in “Murphy’s Romance” and “SilverBullet” in 1985, “Lucas” in 1986 and “The Lost Boys” in 1987.
Haim struggled with drug problems but in recent years had attempted a comeback, starring in an A&E Network reality show “The two Coreys” with longtime friend and costar Corey Feldman.
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