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Breaking: Corey Haim dead at age 38

03.10.2010

UPDATE - TMZ reports that Haim collapsed at his mother's house late last night and was found with a number of bottles of medication nearby. He was reportedly sick this week but the medication was not prescribed for his current illness. Contrary to earlier reports, no illicit drugs were found on the scene and his death is so far ruled accidental.

UPDATE 2 - Reflect back on the career of Corey Haim with a bunch of trailers and videos from his films including THE LOST BOYS, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, LUCAS, WATCHERS, CRANK HIGH VOLTAGE and more.

Not too long ago, I joked on Twitter that I will open and read any e-mail that includes Corey Haim in the header. Today though came the e-mail that I always dreaded when seeing his name. Corey Haim died earlier this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 38, reportedly of a drug overdose.

The news is still breaking so exact details are unknown but according to TMZ, Haim was taken to the hospital sometime last night and police responded to the scene around 4am (though that timeline seems a little backward). He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The late-90s and 2000s did not treat Haim very well after a quick rise to stardom in the 80s with movies like LUCAS, THE LOST BOYS and LICENSE TO DRIVE. He attempted comebacks on numerous occasions but always seemed to be undone by his drug habit. He had difficulty filming his scenes for THE LOST BOYS 2 and A&E refused a third season of "The Two Coreys" when co-star Corey Feldman refused to participate with Haim until he kicked the habit.

Extra Tidbit: Been a rough few months for Corey Feldman, eh?
Source: TMZ

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1:02PM on 03/13/2010

damn dude

Like so many people here, he's (still) my age, 38... thanks for the memories man. I grew up with Lost Boys, Dream a Lil' dream etc etc as did a load of us back home Down Under. Prayers and best wishes to your family, friends & fans.
Like so many people here, he's (still) my age, 38... thanks for the memories man. I grew up with Lost Boys, Dream a Lil' dream etc etc as did a load of us back home Down Under. Prayers and best wishes to your family, friends & fans.
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12:55PM on 03/13/2010

damn dude

Like so many people here, he's (still) my age, 38... thanks for the memories man. I grew up with Lost Boys, Dream a Lil' dream etc etc as did a load of us back home Down Under. Prayers and best wishes to your family, friends & fans.
Like so many people here, he's (still) my age, 38... thanks for the memories man. I grew up with Lost Boys, Dream a Lil' dream etc etc as did a load of us back home Down Under. Prayers and best wishes to your family, friends & fans.
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4:22PM on 03/11/2010

License to Fly

what a shame Haim didn't beat his drug addiction and make a major movie comeback with Feldman. I saw this article regarding a sequel to License to drive - [link]
what a shame Haim didn't beat his drug addiction and make a major movie comeback with Feldman. I saw this article regarding a sequel to License to drive - [link]
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6:59PM on 03/10/2010

sad

boognishforever your the douchebag. he was a good child actor who got caught up in some bad shit and couldnt get out of it. its sad that there is actually people like you in this world.
boognishforever your the douchebag. he was a good child actor who got caught up in some bad shit and couldnt get out of it. its sad that there is actually people like you in this world.
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6:55PM on 03/10/2010
About a year and a half ago I was on the phone with Corey Haim talking to him about being in my film "The Purest Blue".
He sounded good and he was supercool and we ended the conversation with me telling him that I would be directing him sometime in the near future. He seemed genuinely happy and I wished him luck on the projects that he was just about to begin (and he wished me luck with "Blue" as well).

Even though he was not going to be in my film I was super, super stoked to have been
About a year and a half ago I was on the phone with Corey Haim talking to him about being in my film "The Purest Blue".
He sounded good and he was supercool and we ended the conversation with me telling him that I would be directing him sometime in the near future. He seemed genuinely happy and I wished him luck on the projects that he was just about to begin (and he wished me luck with "Blue" as well).

Even though he was not going to be in my film I was super, super stoked to have been able to talk to him (and not only about being in my film...we kinda shot the shit for 10 minutes or so). I even added a line in the film where Zoey (Olivia May), tells Christopher (Michael Finn...who ended playing the role that I offered to Corey) that she is going to marry Corey Haim and that she loves Dream A Little Dream.

I grew up watching his films...all of his films (including First Born, Lucas, Dream A Little Dream, License to Drive, Silver Bullet, Watchers, etc etc).
I loved those films, and still do (in the last month I have watched Dream A Little Dream (twice, kinda) and Silver Bullet was on the tube about a week ago).

I am really bummed about his passing today.
I wanted so much to do a film with him someday and now that is not going to happen.
I hope that people realize that we lost someone who was truly a great artist and not just someone that Hollywood forgot.

And if you have forgot, just sit down and watch...
The Lost Boys
First Born
Lucas
Dream A Little Dream
License to Drive
Silver Bullet
Watchers
Murphy's Romance
Secret Admirer
or even Crank 2
...and you'll see what you may have forgotten.

OK.
Bye...

D. Lane
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5:22PM on 03/10/2010
Wish to say i was shocked but i am sad to here this news.And i guess he is another warning for parents wanting to push children into this business.
Wish to say i was shocked but i am sad to here this news.And i guess he is another warning for parents wanting to push children into this business.
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5:04PM on 03/10/2010

This just sucks

I always hoped Corey would clean up some day and eventually make a comeback or at least live a longer life. This just goes to show you the hold drugs and alcohol cane have over a person. I don't care if his death was accidental or just another cry for help 'cause either way he's still dead. I feel for Feldman too because I know how much he wanted to get Corey cleaned up.
I always hoped Corey would clean up some day and eventually make a comeback or at least live a longer life. This just goes to show you the hold drugs and alcohol cane have over a person. I don't care if his death was accidental or just another cry for help 'cause either way he's still dead. I feel for Feldman too because I know how much he wanted to get Corey cleaned up.
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3:53PM on 03/10/2010

terrible news

i am the same age as he was and i grew up watching his movies and could relate since we were the same age. its a sad day, but to say i will miss him wouldnt be true. he has been out of the lime light for the better part of 15 to 20 years now so it isnt hitting me as hard.
i am the same age as he was and i grew up watching his movies and could relate since we were the same age. its a sad day, but to say i will miss him wouldnt be true. he has been out of the lime light for the better part of 15 to 20 years now so it isnt hitting me as hard.
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2:50PM on 03/10/2010
Not surprising considering the problems he had, sad he didn't make it to 40. RIP Haim
Not surprising considering the problems he had, sad he didn't make it to 40. RIP Haim
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2:34PM on 03/10/2010
Oscars better remember him
Oscars better remember him
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2:28PM on 03/10/2010
I hope Feldman is ok. He always seems like he's right on the brink, and hopefully this doesn't push him over the edge.
I hope Feldman is ok. He always seems like he's right on the brink, and hopefully this doesn't push him over the edge.
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2:39PM on 03/10/2010
I think he is dead?
I think he is dead?
3:31PM on 03/10/2010
No moron, the other Corey. They were best friends. Haim passed, but Feldmen is still alive.
No moron, the other Corey. They were best friends. Haim passed, but Feldmen is still alive.
10:32PM on 03/10/2010
Haha at Doktor. You're an idiot.
Haha at Doktor. You're an idiot.
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2:14PM on 03/10/2010
Hopefully the Oscars won't forget about him come next year.
Hopefully the Oscars won't forget about him come next year.
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2:10PM on 03/10/2010
Man this suck listening to this sad news. I've grew up in the 80's watching films from Corey Haim & Corey Feldman. Farewell Corey Haim we'll miss you a lot.
Man this suck listening to this sad news. I've grew up in the 80's watching films from Corey Haim & Corey Feldman. Farewell Corey Haim we'll miss you a lot.
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1:35PM on 03/10/2010

RIP Corey

Liked him in Lost Boys, Watchers and Silver Bullet. 38 is no age.
Liked him in Lost Boys, Watchers and Silver Bullet. 38 is no age.
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2:33PM on 03/10/2010
Cool. Those were my three favorites that he did.
Cool. Those were my three favorites that he did.
12:49PM on 03/10/2010

Corey Haim was to star in...

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1:26PM on 03/10/2010
WOW. awesome Stetsasonic reference in your screenname... if that was intentional.
WOW. awesome Stetsasonic reference in your screenname... if that was intentional.
12:29PM on 03/10/2010

RIP

My mom just woke me up with this bad news. Growing up from a kid I love anthing 2 coreys did. I love all thier films. This news hit me so hard and breaks my heart as we lost a great actor.

I seen the following Corey Haim films.

SECRECT ADMIRER
SILVER BULLET
LUCAS
LOST BOYS
LOST BOYS 2
LICENSE TO DRIVE
WATCHERS
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM 2
FAST GETAWAY
FAST GETAWAY 2
DREAM MACHINE
BLOWN AWAY
THE DOUBLE O KID
JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS
NL:LAST RESORT
SNOWBOARD
My mom just woke me up with this bad news. Growing up from a kid I love anthing 2 coreys did. I love all thier films. This news hit me so hard and breaks my heart as we lost a great actor.

I seen the following Corey Haim films.

SECRECT ADMIRER
SILVER BULLET
LUCAS
LOST BOYS
LOST BOYS 2
LICENSE TO DRIVE
WATCHERS
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM 2
FAST GETAWAY
FAST GETAWAY 2
DREAM MACHINE
BLOWN AWAY
THE DOUBLE O KID
JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS
NL:LAST RESORT
SNOWBOARD ACADEMY
DEMOLITION HIGH
DEMOLITION UNIVERSITY
CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE

As you can tell I was a HUGE Haim fan growing up.
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12:08PM on 03/10/2010
I was never a Corey fan, but as a human, I feel for it when someone who was trying to overcome a serious struggle falls. He seemed to have a trouble life and he seemed as if he wanted to really make a change in his life. I feel bad for his friends and family. How horrible for his mother though. I can't imagine what she must be going through, finding her son dead.
I was never a Corey fan, but as a human, I feel for it when someone who was trying to overcome a serious struggle falls. He seemed to have a trouble life and he seemed as if he wanted to really make a change in his life. I feel bad for his friends and family. How horrible for his mother though. I can't imagine what she must be going through, finding her son dead.
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12:07PM on 03/10/2010
Dang. I feared this would happen sooner or later, and I hoped it wouldn't. Dude had his share of problems and I hoped he'd rise above them. "The Lost Boys" and "License to Drive" were both big parts of my childhood. This really sucks.
Dang. I feared this would happen sooner or later, and I hoped it wouldn't. Dude had his share of problems and I hoped he'd rise above them. "The Lost Boys" and "License to Drive" were both big parts of my childhood. This really sucks.
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11:45AM on 03/10/2010

Thanks for the leak Pete

Wow, I can't believe it. I didn't think the 2 Corey's would work together again after what happened on the show. I watched Silver Bullet the other night and almost forgot how good an actor Haim was at such a young age before his down turn later in life. R.I.P.
Wow, I can't believe it. I didn't think the 2 Corey's would work together again after what happened on the show. I watched Silver Bullet the other night and almost forgot how good an actor Haim was at such a young age before his down turn later in life. R.I.P.
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11:39AM on 03/10/2010
RIP.
RIP.
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11:21AM on 03/10/2010

Two Corey's reunion film

Well I guess we can leak the story now that we were close to getting financed for our film The Suicide Flowers with the Corey's co-starring in their first film in fourteen years. You can read the synopsis here: [link]
Well I guess we can leak the story now that we were close to getting financed for our film The Suicide Flowers with the Corey's co-starring in their first film in fourteen years. You can read the synopsis here: [link]
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11:31AM on 03/10/2010
i can't believe this!! I was hoping he could fight his addiction and get back to acting. God dammit - what a waste! Why can't stars cool it with drugs and medications! Well, its not as if people didn't try to help him, R.I.P Corey - You are missed. I am sorry to see you go so early
i can't believe this!! I was hoping he could fight his addiction and get back to acting. God dammit - what a waste! Why can't stars cool it with drugs and medications! Well, its not as if people didn't try to help him, R.I.P Corey - You are missed. I am sorry to see you go so early
1:02PM on 03/13/2010
Dude, way uncool timing a**hole for a press release. Have some f***ing class!!!!
Dude, way uncool timing a**hole for a press release. Have some f***ing class!!!!
11:06AM on 03/10/2010
"The Lost Boys" remains one of my favorite vampire movies of all time, and he was great in "Silver Bullet," a movie I consider a brilliant werewolf/whodunnit horror film. It's sad that his end couldn't have been more dignified and natural. Many saw this coming though. He will be sorely missed.
"The Lost Boys" remains one of my favorite vampire movies of all time, and he was great in "Silver Bullet," a movie I consider a brilliant werewolf/whodunnit horror film. It's sad that his end couldn't have been more dignified and natural. Many saw this coming though. He will be sorely missed.
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10:52AM on 03/10/2010
I was born in the 80s so I have to admit I missed out on this so-called Corey Haim "craze." He seems to have had a strong career early on...but the impact of his death just doesn't relate to someone like Brittany Murphy who was an active film presence and who was genuinely considered a good actress and who had so much potential and ongoing success. Corey Haim seemed to be stuck in his own personal misery for some time, and I can't say that I'm that choked up. Cory Feldman, though, is another
I was born in the 80s so I have to admit I missed out on this so-called Corey Haim "craze." He seems to have had a strong career early on...but the impact of his death just doesn't relate to someone like Brittany Murphy who was an active film presence and who was genuinely considered a good actress and who had so much potential and ongoing success. Corey Haim seemed to be stuck in his own personal misery for some time, and I can't say that I'm that choked up. Cory Feldman, though, is another story entirely. Red Dawn, anyone?
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10:42AM on 03/10/2010

Ding Dong...

..the douche is dead. The only thing that really sucks about this is we will now have to deal with his even douchier boyfriend Feldman will see this as an opportunity to go on every show, cry and try to put himself over.
..the douche is dead. The only thing that really sucks about this is we will now have to deal with his even douchier boyfriend Feldman will see this as an opportunity to go on every show, cry and try to put himself over.
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9:26PM on 03/10/2010
you're a massive tool. Dumb priCK.
you're a massive tool. Dumb priCK.
10:36PM on 03/10/2010
I'm sure many will sing the same song when you die.
I'm sure many will sing the same song when you die.
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10:29AM on 03/10/2010
Oh my God. Words cannot express how deeply heartbroken I am. When I read the headline, my stomached dropped. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman both meant a great deal to me when I was growing up (like others here) and to this day, I'm a huge fan. Lucas is still my favorite of Corey Haim's movies. What a terrible loss. I was hoping so much that he would make a come back.

R.I.P. Corey (You won't be forgotten).
Oh my God. Words cannot express how deeply heartbroken I am. When I read the headline, my stomached dropped. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman both meant a great deal to me when I was growing up (like others here) and to this day, I'm a huge fan. Lucas is still my favorite of Corey Haim's movies. What a terrible loss. I was hoping so much that he would make a come back.

R.I.P. Corey (You won't be forgotten).
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10:19AM on 03/10/2010
The Coreys were a huge part of my life growing up in the 80's. I watched THE TWO COREYS on A&E and always hoped that he would get better. He will definitely be missed.
The Coreys were a huge part of my life growing up in the 80's. I watched THE TWO COREYS on A&E and always hoped that he would get better. He will definitely be missed.
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10:04AM on 03/10/2010
Thumb way down. going to watch Silver Bullet again.
Thumb way down. going to watch Silver Bullet again.
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9:59AM on 03/10/2010

Only One Corey Left

R.I.P Corey Haim the Lost Boy
R.I.P Corey Haim the Lost Boy
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9:45AM on 03/10/2010
Never saw any of his movies...but RIP anyway.
Never saw any of his movies...but RIP anyway.
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9:41AM on 03/10/2010
I'll have to watch Lost Boys tonight now.
I'll have to watch Lost Boys tonight now.
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9:40AM on 03/10/2010

RIP

This was truly a sucker punch to the gut. Growing up watching his movies, I always felt like he had a great time doing them and wished I could be part of the 'party'. I have no idea what its like to be famous one minute and then a nobody the next.It's its own addiction I guess. May he find the love, acceptance and peace in the next life that he couldn't in this one.
This was truly a sucker punch to the gut. Growing up watching his movies, I always felt like he had a great time doing them and wished I could be part of the 'party'. I have no idea what its like to be famous one minute and then a nobody the next.It's its own addiction I guess. May he find the love, acceptance and peace in the next life that he couldn't in this one.
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9:35AM on 03/10/2010

RIP

truly sad news. Futher proving though the difficulty of the teen idol to adult actor crossover. Hollywood is very much an incrowd place and to have been ostracized and look at his contempories success after feeling destined for so much promise must have been unbarable. few can truly understand.
truly sad news. Futher proving though the difficulty of the teen idol to adult actor crossover. Hollywood is very much an incrowd place and to have been ostracized and look at his contempories success after feeling destined for so much promise must have been unbarable. few can truly understand.
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9:12AM on 03/10/2010

sad

Truley a sad day
Truley a sad day
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9:02AM on 03/10/2010

Another Child Star Gone

Grew up watching his movies... still love Watchers.... RIP
Grew up watching his movies... still love Watchers.... RIP
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8:59AM on 03/10/2010
AHH DUDE, no... This literally breaks my heart. It's like losing a chunk of my chilhood... RIP
AHH DUDE, no... This literally breaks my heart. It's like losing a chunk of my chilhood... RIP
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8:55AM on 03/10/2010

R.I.P Corey

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8:54AM on 03/10/2010

Very sad, but...

...not entirely surprising. Coincidentally, I just read Chuck Klosterman's bit on him in Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs.
...not entirely surprising. Coincidentally, I just read Chuck Klosterman's bit on him in Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs.
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