No funny headline this time. Its just been reported that Corey Haim, best known to me as Sam from The Lost Boys, has passed away at 38 years old.
The NY Daily News is reporting that Corey was found at his home early this morning deceased from an apparent overdose. The Police are currently saying that it appears accidental rather than a suicide.
He had struggled for years with a drug problem and had been in rehab several times dealing with it. Here he is quoted talking to a reporter in 2007:
“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,”
Corey is yet another 80’s child actor who had gotten wrapped up in the drug culture of Hollywood and never escaped. Here’s hoping his spirit finds some peace.