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Actor Corey Haim dies

Lost Boys star was 38


 

Canadian actor Corey Haim, who became a teen superstar in Hollywood in the ’80s thanks to roles in movies like The Lost Boys and License to Drive, has died at age 38 of an “accidental drug overdose.” After playing a recurring role on the CBC kids’ series The Edison Twins, Haim began to get roles in U.S. television and film, leading to breakout roles as a troubled teenager in Lucas and a troubled vampire teenager in The Lost Boys. He was frequently confused with Corey Feldman, an actor who was the same age and also had a part in The Lost Boys. Haim’s career began to falter as he got older and as he began to have a drug problem. In the ’00s, Haim tried to overcome his addictions, moved back to Toronto, and staged a comeback, including a reality show called The Two Coreys about his and Feldman’s lives as former child stars. Early today, his mother, with whom he was staying on a visit to Hollywood, called 911 on his behalf; he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Haim had already suffered a “drug-induced stroke” in 2001.

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