Corey Haim Death: And Then There Was One Corey

Thursday, October 6 by Desiree Baughman

Corey Haim was a poster on many girl's bedroom walls in the late '80s, and it seemed at the time that there was no way people would be googling "Corey Haim Death" so often within the next 40 years. Hailing from Canada, the actor had a promising career and is still known as one of the most popular teen idols of our time. He was the star in movies like "Lucas", "License To Drive", "Dream A Little Dream", and is most well known for his role in "The Lost Boys" alongside real life best friend Corey Feldman

Haim's success did not come without a price. It was almost predictable that within the next few years people were expecting to see articles on the Corey Haim death, and most believed the death would be an overdose. He began using drugs at the young age of only fifteen, and continued to battle addiction all throughout his life. Hollywood became fed up with his drug abuse and its unwanted effects, and stopped calling. His career dried up, and he continued attempting to re-gain his acting career, even taking out ads in L.A. newspapers with a photo of him, stating "I'm back and ready to work."

America watched as Corey Haim joined with former co-star Corey Feldman to film the reality show "The Two Coreys", a show that would depict the two "BFFs" working on their friendship and trying to rebuild their careers. America was saddened as they watced Haim slip back into his old bad habits, and anyone who watched the show regularly will never forget that terrible heart crushing sound of Haim hauled up in his trailer on the set of a followup "Lost Boys" movie, his mic capturing what sounded like a pill being ground and then snorted. Haim proceeded to leave the set against the producer's wishes and wrecked his car only a short while after. The producers of "The Two Coreys" intervened, but in hindsight, it was without much success. They went through the L.A. home he was renting and pleaded with Haim to flush everything.

The inevitable did end up happening. On March 10, 2010, Corey Haim was pronounced dead, dying in the apartment which he shared with his mother, Judy, who was battling breast cancer

At the time of his death, Haim was living at the Oakwood Apartments, which are located in between of Burbank and the Hollywood Hills. At the time of his death, Corey was destitute, didn't own a car, and the apartment that he lived in was a month to month rental.

On the night of March 10, 2010, Haim's mother called 9-1-1, and he was taken by the paramedics to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center located in Burbank, California. He was officially pronounced dead at 2:15 A.M. The police said that his death appeared to be an accidental overdose of possibly Valium, Soma, Vicodin, and an anti-psychotic drug, Haloperidol. No illegal drugs were found in the apartment, although it later was revealed that he had used different names and aliases in order to obtain more than 550 prescription drugs within the 32 days preceeding his death. He had been 'doctor shopping' just under ten doctors, and used about seven pharmacies in order to fill the medications.

In the days leading up to his death, he reportedly had flu like symptoms. A visiting doctor took his temperature but didn't feel that anything serious was going on. At one point Haim called for his mother and asked her to lie next to him because he wasn't feeling well. She fell asleep, only to be awakened shortly to Haim walking around the room and then collapsing.

Haim's agent stated that Haim had been 100 percent drug free for the two weeks before his death. In May of 2010, the L.A. Coroner's office confirmed that he had died of diffuse alveolar damage, pneumonia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and coronary arteriosclerosis, all of which make Corey Haim's death a natural death. 

Corey Feldman appeared on Larry King the day after Haim's death, defending Haim's progress, although he stated, "I always feared this day would come. "

Haim in buried at Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.