Over the weekend, Corey Haim‘s mom went public, saying that the coroner’s office told her Corey had an enlarged heart and water in his lungs. But it will be a while before a final cause of death is determined. Meanwhile, details continue to surface about just how bad Corey’s prescription pill addictions were. “We know that Corey Haim used a lot of legal drugs, shopped a lot of doctors and went to a lot of pharmacies and, at least in one instance, got OxyContin from an illegal syndicate,” California Attorney General Jerry Brown said. “My hunch is he was using massive amounts of these drugs.”
And it appears that Corey might have stumbled into a big old prescription pill fraud ring. Here’s how it worked. Keep reading »
Yesterday, we shared with you 10 classic Corey Haim flicks. Apparently, Corey had shot a new one before he died, which will come out in mid-April. In “Decisions,” Corey played Lou Andreas, a corrupt cop lacking in social graces. Check out a clip above. “Corey was a professional and had no sign of any drug abuse at all,” said the movie’s producer. Too bad his acting technique seemed to be yelling a lot. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Actor Corey Feldman sat down with Larry King last night to discuss the sudden and tragic death yesterday morning of his longtime best friend, former ’80s teen idol Corey Haim (see clip above). He said that after over 20 years of battling his drug addiction, Haim was finally getting his act together in recent months, lining up some work projects and taking care of his mother who had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. “It was the first time I ever saw Corey grow up. He was grown up. He was responsible. He was there with her every day [for] the chemotherapy. He was there with her every day getting the radiation. I actually picked them both up from the hospital and drove them back to their apartment, because he didn’t have a car.” Keep reading »
“I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren’t even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face … This is a tragic loss of a wonderful,beautiful,tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend.”
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were the Betty and Veronica for tweenage girls in the ’80s. There wasn’t a single one of us who wasn’t dreaming a little dream about the two Coreys back in the day. Sadly, one half of this pop-culture PB & J has passed away. RIP, Corey Haim.
What was it that made the Coreys so darn appealing? That together they made the perfect guy. They were the yin and yang of dudeness, totally opposite yet completely complementary. But as it goes in life, you can only pick one team to play for. And the Corey you had the hots for says a lot about your personality. So did you rip out Tiger Beat centerfolds of Haim, the popular boy with a hidden dark side, or Feldman, the neurotic, bad boy with a heart of gold? After the jump, what your Corey preference says about you. Keep reading »
If you were a preteen girl in the late ’80s, chances are you or someone you know had a bedroom full of Corey Haim posters on the wall. Back then, the star of “The Lost Boys” and “License to Drive” was a hot young actor whose career seemed to just be getting off the ground. Sadly, by the mid-’90s, both his career and life stalled and he became known more — if at all — as a washed-up, drug-addicted has-been than the teen idol who showed so much promise just a few years earlier. In 2001, he was the subject of an E! True Hollywood Story that painted him as a casualty of his early success. In 2006, he was ready for a comeback and filmed two seasons of the improv/reality show “The Two Coreys” on A&E with his old buddy, Cory Feldman. The show was canceled a year after it premiered. In real life, the two Coreys, longtime best friends, became estranged when Feldman refused contact with Haim until he finally kicked his addiction. This morning Cory Haim was found dead in his apartment from an apparent overdose — possibly accidental. He was 38. [via TMZ, Wikipedia] Keep reading »