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