Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Claim to Fame
The Lost Boys (1987)
Place of Death
Burbank, California, United States
Cause of Death
Actor/Actress, Producer, Director
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Corey Ian Haim (born December 23, 1971) is a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Judy, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, who worked in sales. He had an older sister, Carol, and a younger half-brother, Daniel Lee, from his father`s second marriage. Haim was raised Jewish. He was enrolled in acting lessons by his mother to help him overcome his shyness, and accidentally fell into the business after accompanying Carol to her auditions. Not particularly interested in acting, he participated in other activities, such as hockey, playing music on his keyboard and collecting comic books. Haim`s time at North York`s Zion Heights Junior High lasted until Grade 8, by which point he had started to make a name for himself as child actor. He starred in a number of films such as Lucas, The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream, and in particular, collaborated numerous times with Corey Feldman and the pair were dubbed "the two Coreys". Haim and Feldman currently star in a television show titled The Two Coreys, airing on the A&E Network. At the end of his life, Haim resided in a month-to-month rental at the Oakwood Apartments between Burbank and the Hollywood Hills, with his mother, who has breast cancer. Haim did not own a car. Christopher Ameruoso, Haim`s neighbor for a year, said Haim sometimes could be seen wandering around the complex, "looking for companionship, looking for friends."
On March 10, 2010, after a 9-1-1 call from his mother, Haim was taken from their home by paramedics to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, and pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m. (10:15 UTC). Los Angeles police said that his death appeared to be accidental and may have been due to an overdose and that four bottles containing Valium, Soma, Vicodin and a muscle relaxant were retrieved, later confirmed as prescribed by his doctor, but that no illicit drugs were found at the scene. 
Haim had been ill with flu-like symptoms for two days before his death. A doctor called on him and took his temperature, but did not suspect serious problems. At one stage, Haim woke his mother and said, "Mom, can you please come and lie next to me, I`m not feeling very good." After he attempted to walk around shortly after midnight, she saw him collapse. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said: "As he got out of bed he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees." Haim`s agent discounted the possibility of an overdose, citing his recent drive toward clean living and affirming that he had been completely drug-free for two weeks. Prior to the official autopsy reports being made available publicly, Haim`s mother stated that the coroner`s preliminary finding was that he died of pulmonary edema and was suffering from an enlarged heart and water in the lungs.
Corey Feldman spoke with Larry King on the day of Haim`s death, saying:
He was his own enemy. I mean, look, a lot of people that are artists tend to be their own worst enemy because we`re passionate people... Most recently he`s been, honestly, in the best frame of mind that he`s ever been in, in the past year...
Feldman added that Haim had died "very destitute" and alone.
Responses included those from former Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert: "Corey Corey Corey. You will be missed. May those who love you find peace knowing that there is no more torture for you... no more pain. Fly well, dear talented boy", and filmmaker Kevin Smith: "Lost Boy goes home: Corey Haim, dead at 38. G`bye, LUCAS. You gave hope to the weird & unlikely." Nicole Eggert remarked on the public eulogizing: "It`s a little late. If people realized, he would have liked to have heard that when he was here with us, it could have maybe made a difference in his life."
Haim left very little money, and his mother initially announced that the cost of his funeral would be covered by public funds provided by the city of Toronto as is customary in destitute cases. However, city officials stated that no paperwork had been submitted by the family, and the burial costs were paid by fans in an online appeal, in addition to a $20,000 contribution from a memorabilia site to which Haim had sold items over the years.
The private funeral service took place on March 16, 2010, at Steeles College Memorial Chapel, in Vaughan. Both his parents attended, along with 200 mourners. In an open letter written to Haim on the day, Feldman stated his wish to stay away to minimize publicity for the family, saying, "I always feared this day would come... My mission in life became saving yours."
Haim was buried at Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.[
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Corey Ian Haim
Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, and Snowboard Academy. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a household name.
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