Actor Corey Haim is dead
Published: 10 Mar 2010
LOST BOYS star COREY HAIM has died of an apparent drug overdose. he was 38.
The actor – who had been in rehab around 15 times – was discovered unresponsive by his mother at her Oakwood, California, apartment in the early hours of this morning.
Four prescription medication bottles were recovered at the scene, according to TMZ.
Haim was rushed to St Joseph’s hospital in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead at 2.15am.
It is thought that Haim’s overdose was accidental, rather than a suicide bid.
He had allegedly been suffering with flu-like symptoms over the past few days – though the pills found are thought to be unrelated to that illness.
Sergeant Frank Albarren, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, told MSNBC.com: “It was an apparent overdose. Unknown what type of medication.”
The former teen star’s mother reportedly dialled 911 after her son awoke just before 1am and collapsed in front of her.
Haim – who filed for bankruptcy in 1997 – had a long history of drug abuse and reportedly suffered a stroke brought on by his addictions in 2001.
One year later, the broke former boyfriend of VICTORIA BECKHAM infamously put one of his teeth and a clump of hair up for auction on eBay.
Haim shot to prominence in 1986 teen flick Lucas alongside WINONA RYDER and CHARLIE SHEEN, but it was cult vampire classic The Lost Boys that made him a household name – and a pin-up.
The 1987 film also marked the beginning of an on-screen partnership with COREY FELDMAN that saw the actors – dubbed The two Coreys – go on to make seven movies together, including sleeper hit Licence To Drive.
They last appeared on film together in 2008’s DVD sequel Lost Boys: The Tribe following their ill-fated reality TV show The two Coreys.
In fact, it was the straight-to-video market in which Corey plied his trade post-1990 – save for his cameo turn in last year’s Crank: High Voltage alongside JASON STATHAM.
Despite falling out with Haim after their TV show ended, Feldman told The Sun he still loved his old pal and urged him to seek help.
In a 2008 interview, he said: “I love him like a brother and I feel that there will always be a special place in my heart for him.
“But he is going through a lot of personal issues, and has been for quite some time. he needs help and he needs to focus on his own self worth, so I feel that it would be wrong to continue doing a show or anything else with him, until he has gotten it together.
“The only thing that I can do at this point, is show tough love, draw a line, and walk away from it as any good friend would.”
Though he never married, Haim was engaged to actresses NICOLE EGGERT and TIFFANY SHEPIS – but his most high-profile romance was with Beckham.
The unlikely pair hooked up before the SPICE GIRLS cracked America in the mid-90s, though their short-lived relationship was never consummated.
Posh revealed in 2008: “We didn’t have sex or anything. in actual fact, he didn’t seem to want to try. The most we did was kiss.
“Looking back it’s hard to work out whether I really fancied him or if I was just a bit of a sad fan.”
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