RIP Corey Haim

2010-03-11 11:58

80s teen heartbreaker Corey Haim has died of an apparent prescription drug overdose at age 38.

That's Hollywood's standard reason for most celebrity deaths these days.

You'll probably remember Corey most as Sam from the 1987 teen-cult vampire flick, The Lost Boys. Check out this clip from the movie for a refresher.

Another 80s teen star, Corey Feldman, also appeared in this movie, and this was the start of their friendship and working relationship. They were known as "The Two Coreys" and starred in many movies together.They were the ultimate teen heartthrob tag-team. They even got a reality TV show in 2007 called, you guessed it, "The Two Coreys". Not a bad comeback for 80s kid actors.

After a very busy career as a child, Corey tried, somewhat unsuccessfully, to break into the market again in 2000. His lost years had been due to a stint in rehab and his prescription meds addiction also led to a fallout with Feldman and ultimately the end of their reality show in 2008. Feldman had this to say about the death of his colleague:

"This is a tragic loss of a wonderful,beautiful,tormented soul, who will always be my brother,family, and best friend". Ag foeitog.

Haim's adult career was mostly comprised of bit-parts, cameos and straight-to-video or DVD flicks. Here he is with Jason Statham in the craptastic Crank: High Voltage in 2009.

It is rather sad that so many Hollywood high-riders and has-beens are dying so young. Maybe they should up the age restriction on prescription meds to 50.

What's your favourite Corey Haim performance? 

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