Today we bring you the tragic news that '80s child star Corey Haim passed away this morning in Burbank, California. TMZ reports that police were called to St Joseph's hospital to investigate shortly before 4am Pacific Time.
Haim rose to fame in the 1980s with another child star and best friend Corey Feldman. The world watched them grow up together and hit turbulent times, with Haim's drug addiction heavily publicised. It is this personal demon that has been apparently revealed as the cause of his death, and it is listed as being most likely an accidental overdose. He was 38.
His mother told authorities that he got out of bed in her apartment at just before 1am and collapsed in front of her. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead at 2.15am. No hard drugs were found at the scene, although bottles for perscription medication were – not related to a flu-like illness that he had been suffering for the last few days. This echoes Brittany Murphy's death, who also had flu-like symptoms and was on a heavy amount of perscription medication when she died. A toxicology report showed that she had pneumonia that brought on cardiac arrest.
Corey's biggest role was in the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys, where he co-starred alongside the likes of Kiefer Sutherland and Feldman. He also starred in the 2008 straight-to-video sequel The Lost Boys: The Tribe, and was rumoured to make an appearance in the third film. Corey had five films in pre-production to be shot this year, with another couple having wrapped in recent months.