Today the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed, in their report, that Corey Haim did in fact die of natural causes. I was happy and relieved to see this report. So many were eager to speculate that the former “Lost Boy” died of an overdose, and it is nice to see the real truth come out.
Craig Harvey, spokesman for the coroner’s office, said that low levels of legal drugs were found in Haim’s system. Including over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, and marijuana. Harvey was quoted as saying “But nothing was at a level that would have contributed to his death”.
Haim died at age 38 at his mother’s apartment. The three possible causes that the coroner thinks may have contributed to his death are pneumonia, heart and blood vessel build up, and damaged air sacs in the lungs.
Corey Haim was born on December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. As the son of Judy and Bernie Haim, he was a bright young man. Haim was raised Jewish, as was his sister Carey. Corey Haim left this world on March 10, 2010. He was taking care of his cancer-stricken mother and was attempting to get his career back on track.
Haim’s manager and close friend told CNN that two weeks before his death, Haim had begun seeing an addiction specialist. Corey Feldman, his friend and co-star, says that before his death, Corey had gotten sober and had been taking care of his mother, who began going through cancer treatments and chemotherapy.
Corey Haim was a teen heartthrob, an actor, and a part of pop culture. He broke into the Film industry in 1984, in his first hit movie Firstborn. The very next year he was in A Time to Live and Silver Bullet. In 1986 Haim starred alongside Charlie Sheen in Lucas. Though the movie was not a big hit, Haim was able to show his massive acting ability.
Corey Haim rose to true fame in 1987, when he played a major role in The Lost Boys. The Joel Schumacher film shot Haim straight to super stardom. He hoped to turn his career around and got parts in Without Malice, Universal Groove, Watchers, Prayer of the Rollerboys, National Lampoon’s Last Resort, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, Blown Away, Last Resort, Fast Getaway II, Fever Lake, Dream Machine, Anything For Love, Life 101, Fast Getaway II, Dream a Little Dream 2, and Busted.
He and his friend Corey Feldman also starred together in the A&E reality show The Two Corey’s.
Haim was buried in his hometown, on March 16 in Toronto.
Coroner’s Report: Us Weekly, Yahoo OMG, and Associated Press.