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This is definitely one of those really lame things I absolutely hate reporting. It sucks so bad. Actor Corey Haim was pronounced dead at 2:15AM on Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. The actor was 38. LA County Coroner's Office Assistant Chief Ed Winter told reporters that "This morning at about 1:30...Corey Haim's mom found him. He got up out of bed and had been feeling ill for the last couple of days. As he got out of bed, he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees. He's had flu-like symptoms. She called paramedics. They responded and transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced [dead] at 2:15 this morning." There were four prescription bottles found by authorities in the apartment he shared with his mother, but no illegal drugs.
Haim had a long battle with prescription and illegal drug abuse and just never seemed to be able to kick it. He had said on Larry King Live in a 2007 interview that he would be a "chronic relapser for the rest of my life." His first real run-in with drugs was on the set of The Lost Boys in 1987. He was in his very early teens at the time.
I love all the films Haim was in - The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Lucas, etc. I was even absolutely giddy over his 30-second cameo in Lost Boys 2: The Tribe and was really hoping that we would get the sequel every fan of the original Lost Boys had been hoping for - Haim, Corey Feldman, and Jamison Newlander fighting vampires together again.
The actor had put an ad in Variety Magazine in 2008 proclaiming, "This is not a stunt, I'm back. I'm ready to work. I'm ready to make amends." He had been on The Two Coreys reality show with Corey Feldman at the time. Shortly after that, he was seen in 2009's Crank: High Voltage opposite Jason Statham.
Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and loved ones.