Actor Corey Haim poses with his mother, Judy Haim, at the premiere Of 'The Two Coreys' held at Sugar nightclub on July 27, 2007. Haim died at 3:30am on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 of an apparent accidental drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
by Terry Weber Globe and Mail Update Last updated on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 9:49AM EST
Canadian-born actor Corey Haim has died in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles coroner’s office confirmed the 38-year-old actor’s that the actor died around 5:15 a.m. ET Wednesday but wouldn’t give any details. An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.
Early reports suggested Haim died of an apparent accidental drug overdose.
Both the celebrity website TMZ.com and the Los Angeles Times quoted Los Angeles Police as saying the actor had been found unresponsive in his Oakwood apartment early Wednesday. He was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s hospital in Burbank, Calif.
Born in 1971 in Toronto, Haim starred in ‘80s hits such as The Lost Boys and License to Drive. His first film role was in the 1984 film, Firstborn.
Recently, Haim had appeared for two seasons alongside Corey Feldman in the reality show The Two Coreys. He later told Entertainment Tonight Canada that he would never do another reality show.
Throughout his career, Haim struggled with drug addiction.
In a 2004 interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Haim spoke openly about his substance-abuse problems and said that he smoked his first joint on the set of The Lost Boys. The article says Haim had been in and out of rehab as many as 15 times.
“I lived in L.A. in the Eighties, which was not the best place to be. I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack,” he said in the interview.
Haim’s filmography on Internet Movie Data Base shows a number of recent projects in various states of development at the time of the actor’s death.
We've just been advised that Corey's movie, The Lost Boys, will be shown tonight (Wednesday the 10th) at 8 pm PST on cable channel EA 2 (that's Shaw channel 29 in Victoria). It will replace the originally scheduled National Lampoon movie, and as is usual on Encore Avenue, will be commercial free.