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Autopsy Performed on Former Teen Idol Corey Haim

An autopsy was performed on Thursday in investigation into the death of actor and former teen idol Corey Haim, but toxicology tests could take about two months before determining a cause of death, according to the coroner’s office.

(Original Story: Actor Corey Haim Found Dead)

Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, The Two Coreys

Corey Feldman (L) and Corey Haim (R), "The Two Coreys"

Authorities recovered four prescription drug bottles bearing the name of actor Corey Haim, but found nothing illegal while investigating his death, according to a report by The Associated Press.  Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter declined Friday to identify the drugs.

Haim, 38, died Wednesday in Burbank, Ca., after collapsing at the apartment he shared with his mother. The actor battled drug addiction for years.  He was reportedly battling flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to his death.

Corey Haim found fame in the 1980s in movies such as “Lucas,” “The Lost Boys,” and “License To Drive.”  He more recently joined his frequent co-star and best friend, Corey Feldman, in the A&E reality show, “The Two Coreys,” in 2007.  And Haim was also working on several new film projects, according to and his agent.

(Read my tribute to Corey Haim here: Corey Haim, ‘Lucas Forever,’ A Fan Tribute)

Feldman appeared on “Larry King Live” on CNN on Wednesday night to talk about his life-long friend.  He said that nobody should make assumptions that Haim’s death was drug-related, and that Haim was recently doing well and caring for his mother, Judy, who is battling cancer.

“He shaped up. He got his act together,” Feldman said. “When his mom got ill, it was the first time I ever saw Corey grow up.”

Feldman also noted that Haim was “very destitute, very broke,” and had no car and few friends.  Feldman said he was “troubled” about the lack of support for Haim while he was still alive, especially from his Hollywood friends.

“You see these people making great statements and that’s wonderful and I hope they’re all there for the memorial and I hope they’re all there for the funeral. But where were they during his life?”

Haim’s mother said she was planning to bury her son in Toronto, so he could be near family. She is planning to move back to Toronto to be with her daughter, Corey’s sister.

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