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80's Teen Idol Corey Haim Has Passed Away at Age 38 Today

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March 10, 2010
Source: CNN

Corey Haim

Sad news struck early this morning as CNN reports 80's teen heartthrob, Corey Haim, passed away at 38 years-old. The star of such favorite films as Lucas, License to Drive and The Lost Boys apparently died of an accidental drug overdose, but officially the cause of death at this time is unknown. Apparently he had flu-like symptoms and his mother had given him various over-the-counter medications before his condition became fatal. Apparently a combination of medications, including one he was taking as part of a sobriety program, could have been the culprit, but once again, no official cause of death has been determined yet.

Though the actor had struggled with drug abuse before, his agent, Mark Heaslip said, "Corey was actually going very clean in his life." This is certainly sad not only as a personal loss for his family and friends, but also because Heaslip said he was on the verge of a comeback, had signed contracts for upcoming projects (there's no less than 9 listed as in pre-production on IMDB), and was planning to appear on another reality show. His last reality appearance, "The Two Coreys", had him paired up with Corey Feldman, another 80's teen icon, as they both battled drug addiction, but never had the stable friendship that they once shared.

This is just more sad, tragic evidence of a life that's ruined by drugs, and even worse, a life that had so much potential of recovery and a return to the spotlight that Corey Haim enjoyed so much. After his turn in Lucas, even Roger Ebert said, "If he continues to act this well, he will never become a half-forgotten child star, but will continue to grow into an important actor." No doubt The Lost Boys is his most iconic role, but as a teen star, he surely swooned and brought tears to the eyes of giddy girls around the world. We'll certainly miss you Corey, and our thoughts go out to your friends and family. How will you remember Corey Haim?

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  • People's Champ
    Pretty sad, but not shocking. Lay off the Smack kids.
  • Kaiser
    That is sad news, I was watching prayer of the rollerboys just today
  • Cody w
    RIP
  • DaftPUNKFAN
    "the only guarantee in life .... is a life worth dieing for...... cus death don't wait for no one .... shes siting on your front door"
  • SuicidalOptimist
    In the words of the wise Mr. Mackie "Drugs are bad, mmmk..." The saddest part about this, is that it's not even surprising.
  • Pounding Metal
    Thanks for the eternal memories Corey! Lucas was great and The Lost Boys was hilarious because of you. R.I.P.
  • Xerxex
    LOST BOYS!!!!! and LUCAS!!!! FOR LIFE!!!!
  • Subcelsious5g
    thats why you don't mess with pills , they don't mix with most other meds an alcohol, sux RIP dude .
  • devil2
    repose en paix
  • ray
    R.I.P. Corey! You were an insperation to my childhood youth!
  • Agent Zero
    R.I.P. Corey, License to Drive was one of my favorite movies in Jr. High. It is a sad day.
  • Jarvis 3000
    Doing a quick Youtube search of "The Two Coreys" I couldn't look away, sadly, as he built up hopes & then dashed them, right before the camera. I'm glad people are focusing on his best roles. Lucas was a high point for any actor's career. RIP, and condolences to his family & friends.
  • http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2408/blackbabyjesus.gif Crapola
    You'll never grow old and never die, but you must feed... The movies he was in were what I thought teenage parties would be like when I was still young. All the interviews with him talking about how after Lost Boys they were doing loads of coke and drinking when they were still pretty young, it's no wonder he was fucked up. What is sad that it looks to be another prescription drug death, that's quite a shame, they aren't even good fun to be on. I liked License to drive too.
  • Mark.E
    i loved the movie lost boys growing up! still do! R.I.P Corey
  • David Banner
    Lost Boys no doubt, 1 of my favorite movies growing up. You'll be miss man, for much more then the bad times, RIP :(
  • twittwit
    And I thought seeing Judd Nelson dragged onto the Oscar stage last weekend was sad enough.
  • matty b
    I liked Corey. He had too much too fast. It is sad to be a Once Was, but he could have pulled off a Robert Downey Jr. "Of all the words of tongue and pen, the saddest are those, It might have been." -RIP COREY
  • http://lifestrand.net Lifestrand.net
    memorial for Corey Haim. Feel free to express your thoughts http://www.lifestrand.net/affection/show/Corey_Haim
  • Sam Emerson p13
    I wasnt a big Corey fan, but it saddens me to hear he lost his life and his struggle. I just turned the same age and have been battling addiction for a long time as well...I have lost a few friends along the way including my best friend and brother two years ago to that struggle and its never easy to hear of ANYONE who has lost that fight! I feel for Corey and his family and friends, they are the ones who will hurt the most, Corey is finally at peace and now everyone around him is forced to deal with the thoughts and questions that will haunt them forever. They will ask themselves if they did enough to help him, if they did the right thing by turning their backs on him, by seeing him in his state and being disgusted, by accepting that he was an addict and there was nothing they could do for him etc.. Each one will doubt themselves, their attitudes, every nasty word they may have said in anger, every criticism, etc..it is only after death that we question our compassion for those suffering... Rest in Peace may your work live on forever.
  • "Anonymous"
    He'll live forever in The Lost Boys...

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