According to multiple reports, Corey Haim died this morning from an accidental drug overdose after being rushed to a Los Angeles County hospital.
Very sad. Another life cut far too short. I can remember watching the series of movies he did with Corey Feldman when I was growing up.
From the Associated Press:
Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in “Lucas” and “The Lost Boys” whose career was blighted by drug abuse, has died. He was 38.
Haim died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death and there were no other details, she said. Police Sgt. Michael Kammert said there’s no evidence of foul play.
Haim had flulike symptoms before he died and was getting over-the-counter and prescription medications, Police Sgt. William Mann said. The cause of death is unknown, Mann said.
“He could have succumbed to whatever (illness) he had or it could have been drugs. Who knows?” Mann said. “He has had a drug problem in the past.”
Haim was taken by ambulance to the hospital from an apartment in Los Angeles near Burbank. The enormous complex is known as Oakwood and is popular with young actors, Kammert said.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Actor and former teen idol Corey Haim has died at the age of 38, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed to KTLA.
Haim died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent accidental overdose, according to the LAPD’s North Hollywood Division.
Coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said an autopsy would determine an official cause of death.
Haim was found unresponsive inside an Oakwood apartment, between Burbank and the Hollywood Hills, police said.
From BBC News:
A spokeswoman said he passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Providence St Joseph Medical Centre.
A post-mortem will determine the cause of death and no other details have been released as yet.
The Canadian-born star’s first role was in the 1984 hit Firstborn. In recent years, he appeared in reality TV show The Two Coreys.
The series, which also starred Haim’s friend Corey Feldman, was cancelled in 2008 after two series.
The pair, who both have battled drug problems in the past, starred in the 1988 movie License to Drive together and became well known for their on and off screen partnership.