Corey Haim found dead at the age of 38 from an alleged drug overdose
Lost Boys actor Corey Haim has been found dead at his LA home from an ‘accidental drug overdose.’
Police confirmed that the 38-year-old’s body had been discovered in an apartment that he shared with his mother, and that he was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank.
Haim found fame in the Eighties, starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric in The Lost Boys.
He also hit the headlines for briefly dating Victoria Beckham, although she admitted that their romance was short-lived: ‘Looking back it’s hard to work out whether I really fancied him or if I was just a bit of a sad fan.’
Tragically, he had a long history of drug addiction, which he openly discussed in the press. He went to rehab for prescription drug abuse, and later described: ‘I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
‘But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day – the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the Valium – I’m not talking about the other pills I went through.’