Former child star actor and 80′s heartthrob Corey Haim has died at age 38, apparently from an accidental drug overdose according to the Internets. So much will be spoken of the whats, whys and hows over the next 24 hours. One of his most famous roles was as Sam in the 1987 movie Lost Boys and the following year he appeared in the movie License to Drive with frequent co-star Corey Feldman.
Haim struggled with drug addiction for several years. In a 2007 interview with the Sun newspaper he was quoted as saying;
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.
Following the 2008 cancellation of his reality TV show “The Two Coreys”, which reunited him with frequent sidekick Corey Feldman, he was actually on his way to a comeback with several movies slated for production in 2010 and beyond. Sadly, “Dead List” gurus will be gloating over the news. It was just two weeks ago that Andrew “Boner” Koenig from the 80′s show Growing Pains took his own life.
As much as we make fun of them being a child star must be brutal.