Former child actor Corey Haim has died, possibly as the result of a drug overdose.
Haim appeared in a few TV shows over the years. He played “Larry” in 1984’s The Edison Twins for two dozen episodes. A few years later, he played “Matthew Wiggins” in the short-lived Roomies sitcom which followed two very different freshman at Saginaw University.
Haim is however best remembered for his 1980s movie roles like those in Silver Bullet, Lucas, The Lost Boys and License to Drive.
He and frequent movie costar Corey Feldman starred in their own A&E improv/reality series, The Two Coreys in 2007. It lasted two seasons. According to Feldman, A&E wanted a third but he refused, as an act of tough love, to have anything to do with Haim until he got help for his substance abuse problems.
In 2008, Haim took out a full page ad in Variety that reads, “This is not a stunt. I’m back. I’m ready to work. I’m ready to make amends.” At the time of his death, Haim was involved in several film projects in varying stages of production.
The actor had reportedly been exhibiting flu-like symptoms over the past few days and had been staying with his mother who is battling cancer. He felt dizzy in the early morning hours and his mother helped him to bed. After about a minute, he became unresponsive and she called 911. He was later pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. Four prescription medicine bottles were found in Haim’s name and the coroner’s office suspects an accidental drug overdose. Haim had struggled with alcohol and drug abuse for many years.
Such a loss to the world to lose talent such as Corey Haim, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger. All 3 of these young people had “flu-like symptoms” immediately prior to their deaths; perhaps the combination of medications they were taking contributed to their deaths? In the world of the ‘celebrity’, it is a shame that all the people who surround them do not seem to help them when they need it the most…
So sad that Haim and the Feldmans did not reconcile their differences at the finale of the Two Coreys. I was not a Haim/Feldman fan until I watched the reality series on A&E. Hopefully A&E will do some sort of Haim tribute with the Feldmans.