'Lost Boy' Corey Haim Dead at 38
Eighties teen heartthrob Corey Haim, who starred in the seminal movie Lost Boys, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment early Wednesday morning. According to authorities, the cause of death appears to have been an accidental drug overdose.
Haim had flu-like symptoms before his death and was taking over-the-counter prescription drugs. An ambulance took the Lost Boy to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank. He was pronounced dead by 2:15 am.
The actor had struggled with drug addiction in the past. In a 2004 interview with a British tabloid, Haim admitted to first smoking pot while working on Lost Boys and doing cocaine for a year and a half. The troubled actor also filed for bankruptcy in 1997 and suffered a stroke in 2001. The actor’s last project was The Two Coreys, a short-lived reality show with friend Corey Feldman that was cancelled after two seasons on A&E in 2008. –KRIS ALCANTARA