The last couple of years really have been a rough period, with actors, actresses, directors and other figures within the film industry passing away. Sadly, today we’re hearing the news that actor Corey Haim passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of 38.
Haim was an actor probably best known for his role in The Lost Boys when he was just 16 but he also starred in thirty-eight other movies and TV shows over the years. He had notable collaborations with his Lost Boys co-star, Corey Feldman, seven times throughout his career, including on a reality show called The Two Coreys. He had completed two films, New Terminal Hotel and American Sunset, that are currently in the pipeline. Haim also had a few other projects either currently filming or in-development, which sadly he didn’t have a chance to finish.
The cause of Haim’s untimely death is reported by TMZ to be a drug overdose, although it’s not clear whether it was accidental or not, as the complete details have yet to come out. Haim reportedly suffered a serious trauma back in 2001 when he suffered a drug-induced stroke and was rushed to hospital. He had trouble with drugs over the years, going in and out of rehab, but he had supposedly cleaned up in 2004 after moving to Toronto.
Haim is survived by his mother, Judy, father, Bernie, and older sister, Carol. Screen Rant would like to send out our condolences to Haim’s family and friends.
R.I.P. Corey Haim: December 23rd, 1971 – March 10th, 2010.