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Posted at 8:56 AM ET, 03/10/2010

Corey Haim dead at 38

By Liz Kelly

Last updated at 11:34 a.m. ET


Haim in 1988's 'License to Drive.' (20th Century Fox)
Gallery: Corey Haim, 1971 - 2010

Eighties-era teen actor Corey Haim was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Los Angeles police confirmed the death to TV station KTLA this morning in what it termed an "accidental overdose."

LA County coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie Wednesday told the Associated Press that Haim died at 2:15 a.m. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and that no new details will be released until the cause of death is determined by an autopsy.

Four prescription bottles were found at Haim's North Hollywood apartment, Los Angeles Coroner assistant chief Ed Winter told UsMagazine.com. Haim awoke early Wednesday morning not feeling well, added Winter, and had been sick for the past few days with "flu-like symptoms."

Haim is best known for his role in "The Lost Boys" and for his frequent pairing with actor Corey Feldman in numerous movies. Haim and Feldman starred in a short-lived a reality show, "The Two Coreys," on A&E in 2007-2008.

In a 2004 interview with British tabloid the Sun, Haim described his drug addiction:

"I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck. But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day -- the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the Valium -- I'm not talking about the other pills I went through."

The interview concluded with Haim's proclamation that he was clean, sober and ready to make a Hollywood comeback.

More details to come...

Update:

-- In 2008, Corey Feldman told People magazine he would no longer speak to Haim until Haim was able to stay sober.

"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 said.

Haim, it should be noted, maintained that he was drug-free at the time.

-- From IMDB.com, Haim's credits. We remember him for "Lost Boys" and teen B movies like "License to Drive," but I had forgotten his touching performance as an awkward teen in "Lucas" and as Sally Field's son in "Murphy's Romance."

And, according to IMDB, Haim had at least nine projects in various stages of production at the time of his death.

-- #RIPCoreyHaim is already a trending topic on Twitter, with fans sharing tributes, like this one from LilMissGiggles:

"Gone too soon.... I had the BIGGEST crush on you when i was a kid.. u even wrote back to my fan letter."

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Update:

The trailer for what is already being billed as Haim's last movie, the low-budget horror "American Sunset." In the film, Haim plays a husband trying to rescue his wife from a homicidal serial killer:

According to the official Web site, the movie is to be released in the fall "on Pay TV, Cable or DVD."

By Liz Kelly  | March 10, 2010; 8:56 AM ET
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Actually, he's best known for his starring role in Lucas, the movie that also launched Charlie Sheen.

Exhibit A for why parents should keep their kids out of show business. What a wasted life, desperately pursuing all the wrong things.

Posted by: Pupster | March 10, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

What a loser. And this is the face of Hollywood who presumes to lecture us about our votes.

Right.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

RIP Corey.
Peace to the Haim family.

Posted by: VaLGaL | March 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Ah yes, the the Virginia conservative rears its ugly little head(including ugly little brain) again.

Posted by: rfsjms | March 10, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

For VirginiaConservative: Thank God (your God - I am a Godless liberal), you have that shining example of virtues that goes under the name of Rush Limbaugh on your conservative side!!!!

Posted by: stefano3 | March 10, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Corey's death is a sad and tragic reminder that regardless of how much wealth or support a person has: A disease doesn't care. Addiction is a disease and it only does one thing: kill. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. But inexorably, like cancer, like other fatal diseases, it kills.

Condemning Corey for dying from addiction is like condemning someone for dying of leukaemia, or pancreatic cancer, or ovarian cancer. Pray for him and pray that someone sees what happened to him and gets help.

Posted by: China_Rider | March 10, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Nice, VirginaConservative. I guess that's the "compassionate conservatism" we've heard about. I have no opinion whatsoever about Corey Haim the actor/person, but my sympathies to his family. It is you, VirginiaConservative, who is the loser -- especially in terms of human compassion and decency.

Posted by: ChuckFi | March 10, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Please don't feed the troll.

Thank you.

That's very sad to hear. Perscription abuse is a really underestimated problem.

Posted by: EricS2 | March 10, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

This should be a glimpse into a very likely future for Lindsay Lohan (it won't be though)

Posted by: jbanks979 | March 10, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

The dude was a loser in a culture of losers. I don't like to get lectured by losers either.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | March 10, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Yet another horribly sad example of Child Star syndrome. Anyone who cares about their children's longterm health and happiness should steer clear of the entertainment industry. Those who survive and thrive are the exceptions, not the rule.

It's not show family, it's not show fun, it's show business and it's not a place for children.

Posted by: elizestrada | March 10, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

What a loser. And this is the face of Hollywood who presumes to lecture us about our votes.

Right.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

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The guy's dead. Couldn't you show a little human decency for once?

Posted by: maggots | March 10, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

The dude was a loser in a culture of losers. I don't like to get lectured by losers either.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | March 10, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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Anyone who disrespects the dead is a loser. I guess that's you.

Posted by: maggots | March 10, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: ShovelPlease | March 10, 2010 9:32 AM
The dude was a loser in a culture of losers. I don't like to get lectured by losers either.
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Are you ever going to overcome the thought that someones lost and someone else has won?

Posted by: thomp | March 10, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Hey VirginiaConservative.

Sorry to kneecap your ignorant post, but might I turn your warped and judgmental attention to the following articles...

http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/10/10/rush.limbaugh/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801692.html

Cory Haim was an entertainer. Period. Rush Limbaugh does and has done FAR more to (perversely) shape people's minds when it comes to politics and voting and yet you mindlessly follow him.

Go troll someplace else. Like Fox News.

Posted by: infojust4me | March 10, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

To VirginiaConservative and ShovelPlease:

Why all of the hate for this poor soul? Corey Haim never presumed to lecture anyone about anything (unlike you two). If anything, his life was a testament to the sad consequences of teenage drug use, repardless of his profession.

My condolences to his friends and family.

Posted by: pfallsgirl | March 10, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Only 38? I though he was older...

Hostem repellas longius, pacemque dones protinus;ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium...

Rest easy brother

Posted by: ukangitmynutz | March 10, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

The two Coreys had a great sense of humor about their B list star status.

It's really sad to see anyone die after getting hooked on drugs.

It's even sadder to see the bitter far right try to make political hay out of this.

Sheesh, folks, show some respect. How would you feel if this dead man was your son or your friend?

And as others have pointed out I don't think Haim did much political pontificating. Somehow claiming he was some sort of representative for Hollywood liberalism is ridiculous.

And disrespectful, given his death.

Posted by: Hillman1 | March 10, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

hahahhah what an idiot

Posted by: capsfan10 | March 10, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

White Hollywood has lost another D lister to a drug overdose!

Posted by: bobby20 | March 10, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Today is sad day!!! He was one of my favorite actors growing up in the 80's. An actually though he was going to be the issue free Corey... Dam Dam Dam

Posted by: pusha-d | March 10, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

@VirginiaConservative

Addiction does not know political divisions - it can be found in the far right, the far left, and everywhere in between.

It is not only rude but futile to try to make the death of one person (who wasn't even involved in politics, to my knowledge) into some kind of political point.

Posted by: mightywombat | March 10, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: China Reader
Condemning Corey for dying from addiction is like condemning someone for dying of leukaemia, or pancreatic cancer, or ovarian cancer. Pray for him and pray that someone sees what happened to him and gets help.

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At some point, whether as a teen or adult, he made the decision to start taking drugs. He was also offered every opportunity to "cure" his illness, but chose to ignore the required medical treatment.

Yes, I have less sympathy for someone who dies of an overdose of drugs just like I have less sympathy when a person with lung cancer continues to smoke and decreases their chance of survival.

I'm offended that you lump a death caused by life choices in the same category with people who have died from diseases they could not control.

Posted by: pyesc | March 10, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm really sorry to hear this. I'm really suspicious of parents' motives when they allow or even push their kids into the Hollywood life. Corey said he needed downers because he was nervous. Where was this child's guardian when he was expressing these fears? Too sad. RIP Corey.

Posted by: forgetthis | March 10, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I am a pretty conservative guy and even I think Virginia Conservative is a tool.

Posted by: ruter23 | March 10, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I see we have a BKD brewing....

My sympathies go to the Haim family -- and to the 2011 Oscars producers who will have to decide whether or not Corey's body of film work is greater than or less than Farrah Fawcett's when putting together the "In Memoriam" montage.

RIP, Lost Boy.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 10, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

To those who do not understand the nature of disease, you must come to terms with the medical fact that addiction is a disease just like any other. Education is the cure for ignorance. Heal yourselves.

Posted by: papple | March 10, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

How does someone get a doctor's precription for 85 Valium per day? That is a one month supply right there and most doctors would not allow refills. Who are the Hollywood quacks who write prescriptions like that?

Posted by: screwjob11 | March 10, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Corey Haim was great as the little boy in a wheelchair in the werewolf movie "Silver Bullet" (1985). RIP.

Posted by: alisamkeith | March 10, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Feldman is next. Meh.

Posted by: tjhall1 | March 10, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Guess this is his way at getting back at the Oscar Committee for not naming him...

Posted by: theidahokid | March 10, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Pupster

Actually, he's best known for his starring role in Lucas, the movie that also launched Charlie Sheen.

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Lucas was 1986. Sheen was also in Red Dawn, 1984.

Posted by: grantmh | March 10, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

What a loser. And this is the face of Hollywood who presumes to lecture us about our votes.

Right.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

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You mean like Rush Limbelch lectuing us on personal responsibility? You mean like that kind of hypocrisy?

Posted by: dlpetersdc | March 10, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Addiction is not a disease; it's a choice. This moron had the same choice we all have. Do drugs or don't do drugs.Every day, when you wake up, you make choices, be happy or whine all day, obey laws or break laws, and on and on. If you can't live life without drugs as a crutch, then pay the consequences for your bad behavior. Good riddance!

Posted by: jerpat | March 10, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Child actor syndrome. What a little fame and money does to heads of people pushed into acting by their parents because the kid can make money for the "family." If you are just an average guy who looks good on film, can hit your marks and speak the lines, then you, too, may get sucked in. Once the cuteness of youth wears off, all the accolades fade away and you are stuck with a swelled head in a cheap apartment trying to drum up gigs. Illicit drugs, in ready supply, dull the pain. If the only thing you know how to do is "act," you are really stuck. There is no support system. Victimized by parents. Victimized by tinsel town.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | March 10, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

O please spare me the sob story. If this was a black rapper or actor there wouldn't be any remorse on this d*mn page and you know it. Now, blame this on rap to.

Posted by: wisedecision08 | March 10, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse


Who are these facile nitwits who feel the need bring Rush Limbaugh into every discussion? Pathetic.

Posted by: screwjob11 | March 10, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

The facile idiots are called republicans

Posted by: rfsjms | March 10, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Jerpat, actually addiction is a disease. Just because you don't want to believe it doesn't make it not so. Perhaps he was prescribed medication that due to his unique biochemistry resulted in an immediate physical addiction. There is no way to predetermine all the effects medication is going to have on a person until they actually consume it. It is terribly ignorant (again) to just carelessly throw out uneducated sweeping generalizations as all cases of any type of addiction are as varied as the differences among all other diseases. I can guarantee you that no one "chooses" to be an addict.

Posted by: papple | March 10, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Yes thats the problem; sometimes you are just not exactly sure what you bought on the sreet corner last night. It seems nicely white and powdery, but so does rat poison. What the hell, lets just fire up the cooker and go for it! The worst that will happen is another trip to rehab-land.

Posted by: pioneer1 | March 10, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Eh.... Really, if anybody watched his Two Corey's show we al knew it was a matter of when, not if, he died soon. If drug addiciton didn't get him, smoking and caffeine and hyper-tension would have.
I enjoyed his movies as a kid, but is his passing really worth front-page news in any newspaper not in LA?

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 10, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Haim had a long time drug abuse problem and Corey Feldman try to help him all to no avail. This outcome is not at all suprising. Sad and a waste but not suprising.

Posted by: mac7 | March 10, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Wow, I can't belive the comments I've read. A man has lost his life period!!! What the hell is wrong with you to gloat over another's misfortune (by his own hands or not). People like the Virginia Conservative & capsfan10 what can I say idiocy at its highest form.

Posted by: boudreauxs | March 10, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Addiction doesn't limit itself to child actors, celebrities, conservatives or liberals. From what I understand, an addiction to prescription drugs is the hardest to recover from. Prescription drug abuse is rampant among teens and young adults in the wealthier (ironically conservative Republican)suburbs where I live. It is sad about Cory Haim.

Posted by: foxtrot1 | March 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Didnt he do Ferris Buellers day off as well??

Jess
www.real-anonymity.eu.tc

Posted by: clermontpc | March 10, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Where did people get, it's disrespectful to talk about the dead? If that person didn't live a good Christain type life, then the speaking the truth about them is ok. It's called freedom of speech.

I was sadden to read about Corey Haim's death. He's the second ex celebrity to die within 2 weeks, including Marie Osmond son who was not a celebrity. Life is too short to worry or waste it. This guy had a disease and it was using drugs. Hopefully his soul is at peace.

Posted by: Ward4DC | March 10, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

The dude was a loser in a culture of losers. I don't like to get lectured by losers either.

Posted by: ShovelPlease

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What about the Ultimate loser in a culture of losers.......Ronnie Raygun?

Your messiah acted with a chimp in some terrible D grade comedy and lectured the free world on economics. Look at how that turned out.

Posted by: theobserver4 | March 10, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm offended that you lump a death caused by life choices in the same category with people who have died from diseases they could not control.

Posted by: pyesc

Actually, many people can not control their addictions. Sometimes, treatment does not work with people who have addictions (much like sometimes chemo or radiation therapy don't work for some cancer patients).
Addiction is a disease. Look it up in a medical journal. Body chemistry is different for everyone and each person reacts differently to drugs and alcohol, cigarettes and sex. That is a fact. Don't be a jerk.

Posted by: jmurray019 | March 10, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Sad. I still remember watching License to Drive on the last day of drivers' ed in high school.

Posted by: ozpunk | March 10, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I had a huge crush on the two Corey’s growing up. I watched them on their reality show on A&E and it saddened me to see the path Corey Haim had taken. He had a gift and unfortunately the drugs took over, I know it must have been hard for Corey Feldman to cut ties with his good friend but sometimes you can only do so much. My condolences to his family and friends

Posted by: Catboop1 | March 10, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Most people can't wrap their head around this simple reality: if you'd been born with his physical body, and experienced the same things he had, YOU would have done exactly what he did.

Moral superiority is an illusion. Comforting and perhaps even pragmatic, but wholly an illusion.

Posted by: 12008N1 | March 10, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Thinning the herd.

Posted by: whocares666 | March 10, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Haim's death is, indeed, sad.

Separately, Hollywood is a cesspool that eats up people like Haim. And where would this blog be without the City of Angels?

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 10, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

whocares666,
it was, in my opinion, a form of darwinism (or natural selection, if you prefer) but still a tragedy. i certainly hope no one close to you experiences what must have been hell for him, and if so, you don't respond so callously to their death.

Posted by: papple | March 10, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

It's an unfortunate and sad thing that he could not beat his addiction. My sympathy goes out to his mom. As for China_Rider's remarks on comparing Haim's condemnation to cancer, and lukemia; the big difference is that folks who suffer from these diseases and ultimately die, do not go out and seek these ailments. Haim chose to engage in this behavior, and ultimately he succumbed to his demons. And he battled this addiction for most of his adult life? I guess his drug induced stroke, that he suffered a few years ago, wasn't a wake up call. Sooner or later, it just shows you that you cannot keep on playing Russian roulette with your life. He had every chance to succeed which is a lot more than regular folks get on this earth. So sad.

Posted by: kgeter631 | March 10, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

A shame. I though hate the posters that put alcoholism and drug addiction as "unavoidable tragedies" on a par with Patrick Swayze's pancreatic cancer or Farah Fawcett's 3-year long ordeal with colon cancer that she finally lost.

Haim was a cute kid whose parents got him in modelling and show biz. He did not have a normal childhood. But being a failed adult actor and his substance abuse were mainly his responsiblity - not some cruel act of God or a random universe locking him into his sad unalterable adulthood travails.

And on Farah Fawcett - I think the Academy blew it in not selecting her for noting in memorium. She was a screen icon. And eventually proved herself to be a very talented actress on stage, TV, and in feature films. Michael Jackson - but not her?

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | March 10, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"I see we have a BKD brewing...."

And then some..

Posted by: Vienna8425 | March 10, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

BKD, indeed.
And what? No postulations as to what strange homage get-up Feldman will wear to the funeral??

RIP, Corey Haim.

Posted by: CentreOfNowhere1 | March 10, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Who is this freak and who cares?

Posted by: jas7751 | March 10, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I just love it when Celebritology makes the front page of WAPO. All the weirdos of every stripe come out of the woodwork.

Posted by: epjd | March 10, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

My heart goes out to his family and friends that could only sit by and watch him self destruct. So typical in these Modern times for the USA middle aged from recreational drug use. Should have danced with Mary Jane instead.

Posted by: Angelswillfall | March 10, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The doctors who were prescribing him those huge amounts of Valium are all crinimals. I am a physician and would NEVER prescribe Valume or any other narcotic long-term to ANYBODY. There are safer medications (SSRIs) to treat anxiety. Chronic pain patients get referred to a pain specialist, period.

Posted by: jabreal00 | March 10, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I work at a drug rehab and i can tell you from havin been an addict myself that it is definitely a disease.

Posted by: espx13 | March 10, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty obvious that guys like ShovelPeace and VirginiaConservative enjoy masturbating to pictures of Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | March 10, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

"Why all of the hate for this poor soul? Corey Haim never presumed to lecture anyone about anything (unlike you two). If anything, his life was a testament to the sad consequences of teenage drug use, repardless of his profession.

My condolences to his friends and family."

Posted by: pfallsgirl

Perfectly said.

Posted by: ouvan59 | March 10, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Wow, been awhile since our last BKD!

I've always been a huge fan of "Murphy's Romance" and it's probably the last thing I remember seeing him in, so it's hard to believe he was even as old as 38. Well, okay, Lost Boys was later. But still.

Just sad. No matter what anyone thinks of how he lived, he was someone's child, someone's brother, someone's friend. Sympathies to those who loved him. As we've discussed here recently, it's a terrible and painful thing to watch someone self destruct when there's nothing you can effectively do for them.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | March 10, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty obvious that people like VirginiaConservative and ShovelPlease enjoy masturbating to pictures of Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | March 10, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"Corey Haim's Death Highlights Difficulty of Addiction Recovery / Beating Addiction an Unending Battle, Experts Say":
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/corey-haims-death-highlights-difficulty-addiction-recovery/story?id=10062629&page=1

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 10, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I agree with boudreauxs.

I don't know why I even read these comments. There is always someone who is going to be negative and before you know it, things get twisted and cruel and hurtful things are said. No one here knew Haim and how he really felt and some are passing judgment on him?

Posted by: rustie | March 10, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

OY VEY !! If only his grandparents would have been gassed at Auschwitz,the world would have spared his existence!

Oh,the humanity !! LOL!!

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 10, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

"Corey's death is a sad and tragic reminder that regardless of how much wealth or support a person has: A disease doesn't care. Addiction is a disease and it only does one thing: kill. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. But inexorably, like cancer, like other fatal diseases, it kills.

Condemning Corey for dying from addiction is like condemning someone for dying of leukaemia, or pancreatic cancer, or ovarian cancer. Pray for him and pray that someone sees what happened to him and gets help."

While I agree that addiction has disease like properties, it is not like cancer and leukemia in that you can do something about it if you have the will. You can't will real diseases away. I've had bouts of addiction in the past so I should know. I finally just said enough is enough no matter how bad my mind and body craved something. So, it's a self imposed disease albeit not an easy one to defeat. Those that don't defeat it and/or let it get worse have basically just given up on life and are just committing slow suicide. Ironically, I turn 38 in a few months, but I'm not facing an accidental overdose bc I had the will. I didn't need radiation therapy, bone marrow transplants, or major surgery to have a chance at life again. Big difference! The party has to end sometime.

By the way, what the f does politics have to do with this. Limbaugh having an addiction while railing against it may make him a hypocrite, but you don't excuse bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior. So, it was absolutely a good thing he did. No human is perfect so the so called "angelical conservatives" who promote healthy living and values are doing a good thing even though they are not perfect themselves. The alternative is Sodom and Gomorrah where society makes no determination between right and wrong and consequences are gone, which leads to things like ultra liberal judges giving pedophiles light sentences so they can get out of jail soon to ruin more lives. I prefer a society with a clear sense of right and wrong with a healthy dose of forgiveness and second chances where warranted. A happy medium if you will. Politics and religion for that matter be damned.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 10, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

By the way, may Haim be at peace now! I watched a couple of those "The Two Coreys" episodes bc that was when my problems were at their worst. He certainly was battling some strong demons.

RIP!

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 10, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

To all the ignorant people who say that addiction is a choice and that he just got what he deserved: I look forward to your development of an untreatable cancer or physical disfigurement that very well could be linked to YOUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES (unhealthy diet, driving too fast, etc.).

At that time, I will harshly judge you for your failings, and laugh as you struggle. When you die, I will castigate you in a public forum as your family tries to mourn in peace. Why not? You just got what was coming to you, right? Shouldn't have made any decision that was less than perfect in your lifetime. . .

Posted by: anastasia2 | March 10, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

well this sucks. i wasn't ever a huge fan, but i do think this is tragic. i do think that 'the lost boys' is his best film, even though he didn't have the lead or anything. looks like most agree with me on this poll http://www.livecitizen.com/2010/03/favorite-corey-haim-movie/

Posted by: stevepoller | March 10, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

VirginiaConservative clearly needs to get a life.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | March 10, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Look, while we don't think anybody DESERVES death, except Moslem terrorists, who don't get that from our Government that holds them at GITMO, but, who DO GET THAT via Predator strikes in the dead of night without a warrant, to the everlasting damnation of the Fuhrer at 1600 ) and the usual murderers and child molesters, that Hollytrash offed himself and good riddance to another doper.

If only the Massa-crats would do the same.

More celebrity-trash, Bret Michaels is appearing on Cavuto on Fox Business Channel in about 2 minutes from now. Expect nothing but drivel and whining.

Posted by: dumpbama | March 10, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

This is how I wish to remember Corey. He mad a 10 minute documentary in 1989 right after "Lost Boys" and he was still trying to hold on to his fame.
here is the clip:

http://nineteen80snore.com/2010/03/10/the-one-corey/

Posted by: nineteen80snore | March 10, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Addiction isnt a disease....you make choices in life and roll the dice and hope you dont have a predisposition to a certain addictive behavior like drugs,alcohol,food. Its a little too easy and typical in modern society to not own your own actions as if poor choice has nothing to do with it. You dont ever go to get a physical and the doctor tells you...I have bad news....you have appear to be developing junkie tendencies....you should stay away from drugs. He didnt get what he deserved, but to say he has no responsibility in this outcome is the same flat out denial that has put him in the grave. Lets not grandstand on this idea that...well no one is perfect so dont comment to the contrary. We are all going to die some day but I dont participate in behaviors to put that process into overdrive..remember 38 year olds dont just die unless they are ill with an actual disease, foul play, accident or illicit behavior as in ingest upwards of 80 pills per day. sad yes, but totally preventable

Posted by: mummyman | March 10, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

As a young man in my early thirties at the time, I enjoyed Corey Haim in the "Lost Boys". It's sad when people have money and all the good things in life, they take life with a grain of salt.

Posted by: Ward4DC | March 10, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

According to Entertainment Tonight a few minutes ago, Corey Haim refused to get help. How sad!

Posted by: Ward4DC | March 10, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

If Whitney Houston and other celebrities don't take control of their life's, they too will join Corey Haim in the after life, purgatory, hell, or heaven.

Posted by: Ward4DC | March 10, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Only 38? I though he was older...

Hostem repellas longius, pacemque dones protinus;ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium...

Rest easy brother

Posted by: ukangitmynutz | March 10, 2010 9:56 AM
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Well said. Respect.

R.I.P Corey

Posted by: overhereontheleft | March 10, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

AIDS

Posted by: houston123 | March 10, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Those calling him names are truly vile people.

Posted by: misterbumbles | March 10, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Sad news. Thoughts and prayers out to his family.

I remember my sister and her friends arguing back in the day over which Corey was hotter. That was a big deal to the girls back in the '80s :)

Posted by: js_edit | March 10, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

To the heartless people that think Corey deserved this.... You make me sick, I really hope you do not reproduce. I would hate to be you on judgement day!!!
God Bless you Corey, RIP you will be missed!! Your suffering is over.

Posted by: rosie777 | March 10, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

mummyman,
ask any physician, consult any medical journal or paper or even wikipedia addiction and you will realize that a) you are wrong and b) you are ignorant. before you go on about a subject about which you haven't the slightest clue, perhaps you might do 2 seconds of research. i'd do it for you but you need to learn how to educate yourself. ignorance when not corrected is perhaps one of the most offensive of all human traits.

Posted by: papple | March 10, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I was very saddened to hear about Corey Haim's death. It is always sad to see someone's life cut short.
While reading some of the posts here, I was dismayed to see so-called conservatives gloating over Haim's death. How far conservatism has drifted from the geniality of the Reagan years! Anyone who has read either of Reagan's autobiographies knows that Reagan's own life was touched by addiction and he understood at an early age that addiction is a disease. Having a choice or not having a choice in the matter is not really relevant at this point. Another young entertainer has died too soon.
I offer my condolences to Corey Haim's family and friends.

Posted by: mirage575 | March 10, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Hi roller, mummyman and Virginia, You are losers! I feel bad for you! My last comment was to you. I wish I never looked at this site, I am so disgusted. Thank you

Posted by: rosie777 | March 10, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

That goes to houston too, you are so ignorant and cruel! Not a good mix!

Posted by: rosie777 | March 10, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

One need look no further than taking into consideration Corey Haim’s demise as yet another case study on the long string of casualties within the cottage industry known as the Hollywood Exploitation Factory of Lamentably Forgotten Young Stars. As best illustrated in the bitter and sardonic 1950 film “Sunset Boulevard,” this merely exemplifies the often merciless way the industry elevates one to star status, then spits you back out by having agents and publicists turn their backs on you thus resulting in the tens of thousands (if not millions) of your once adoring public give you “the brush” and finally consign you to status of a has-been. Incidentally, this may well be no different with the fates of Marilyn Monroe or even Michael Jackson, both of whom where clearly talented actors and artists, but have sadly suffered the wrath of their harshest critics and thus stripped of their tarnished talents and humanity towards the end.

Today, these same actors and actresses turn to recklessness through substance abuse as a way to either alleviate the shame, pain and insecurities of their illustrious past (are you listening, Ms. Lohan!) and thus suffer the consequence of such actions by gaining notoriety through tabloid fodder. Worse yet, these poor souls are sold with the last remaining ounces of humility to the cleverly disguised evil of career purgatory known as reality television.

In the end, people make choices through the cards they are dealt. A former young star like Drew Barrymore [fortunately] made some wise choices through the luck of the draw. Although she also kept a momentum going with even wiser choices through a vital combination of personal responsibility, intelligence, maturity and the support of others that has made her the success story she is today. Sadly for Corey Haim, he didn’t have such luck.

The film critic Roger Ebert has referred to Mr. Haim’s performance in the 1986 film “Lucas” as having created “…one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters of any age in any recent movie.” That promise of potential faded all too quickly.

So rest in peace, Corey. There is still some of us here on earth who remember you fondly as a promising talent and the kid with that adorable dimpled smirk to match.

Posted by: MarkAinSDCA | March 11, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

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