Teen Idol Corey Haim Dead at 38


CNN is reporting that actor Corey Haim, the teen idol best known for his role opposite Corey Feldman in the ’80s vampire flick The Lost Boys, died of a possible drug overdose Wednesday morning after being taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. He was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. at the age of 38, police said.

Haim and Feldman — appeared in eight movies together — both struggled with drug abuse and went their separate ways in later years. They reunited for reality show “The Two Coreys,” in 2007, but A&E Network canceled the program after slightly more than a year.

On “Larry King Live” in 2007, Haim discussed his battle with drugs and called himself “a chronic relapser for the rest of my life. I think I have an addiction to pretty much everything. I mean, I have to be very careful with myself as far as that goes, which is why I have a support group around me consistently.”

Haim was born December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario.