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Corey Haim, Star of "Lost Boys" Dies At 38

Corey Haim, 38, a teenage movie star during the 1980s who struggled with drug addiction as an adult was found dead in his apartment near Burbank, Calif. Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose.

Mr. Haim was among a group of teenage actors who were seen to be the up and coming stars of Hollywood. In 1984 he got his first movie credit appearing alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. in "First Born" .

In 1986 he played the title role in the high school romance flick "Lucas."
A year later he starred in the movie "Lost Boys" featuring his longtime screen partner Corey Feldman and Kiefer Sutherland.

He and Feldman also starred in the 1988 movie "License to Drive," and again in "Dream a Little Dream" in 1989.

The actor admittedly delved into experimental drugs and lost his focus on acting. He spent some time in rehab centers during the 1990s and 2000s.

He and Feldman co-produced a A&E reality show "The Two Coreys" in 2007 chronicling their struggles as adults in Hollywood.

As a budding actor, Mr. Haim caught the attention of film reviewer Roger Ebert who had this to say about him in his role as "Lucas":

"He creates one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters of any age in any recent movie. If he can continue to act this well, he will never become a half-forgotten child star, but will continue to grow into an important actor. He is that good"

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  March 10, 2010; 10:11 AM ET
Categories:  Actors, actresses , Movies  
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