Corey Haim, who rose to fame in the 1980’s as the teen star of hit movies “Silver Bullet” and “The Lost Boys,” was found in his apartment in Los Angeles Wednesday morning. Â TMZ reported that his mother found him, then called for emergency assistance around 1 a.m. PST.Â Police later responded to a call to St. Joseph Hospital at 4 a.m. and were made aware of the known circumstances of the young actor’s death.Â An apparent suicide, LAPD immediately launched a death investigation.Â Corey Haim had a history of drug addiction and police are also considering the possibility that his death may have been due to an accidental overdose.Â Haim was 38 years old.
Corey Haim became one of “the two Coreys,” a moniker that referred to both his friendship and his appearance in movies alongside his friend (seven), Corey Feldman.Â The two even starred in a short-lived reality show on A&E network entitled, appropriately enough, “The Two Coreys,” which followed the two once popular teen actors as roommates in 2007-2008.
But both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, after finding a measure of success up until “The Lost Boys,” saw a downward spiral of their careers throughout the 90s and on into the new millenium.Â Drug addictions added to their problems.Â CoreyÂ Haim, according to TMZ, was reportedly inÂ and out of rehab a staggering 15 times over the years.
But according to TMZ, Corey Haim had gotten clean and sober and moved back to his native Toronto, Canada in 2004.Â He seemed to be making somewhat of a comeback, springboarding off of the success of the sequel to “The Lost Boys,” the first movie the two Coreys starred in together, and on the renewed name recognition resurrected in the reality tv show.Â IMDb.com listed Corey Haim as having four movies either released in production in 2009 and eight movies in various stages of production in 2010.
The circumstances for Corey Haim’s alleged drug relapseÂ are unknown at present.