NEW DETAILS: Eighties teen idol Corey Haim dead at 38 as result of an accidental drug overdose at his Hollywood home!
According to KTLA-TV, Haim was found unresponsive at his Oakwood apartment. His mother was at the apartment at the time of his death. When First Responders arrived, Haim was still alive, new reports say, but weak with flu-like symptoms.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said Haim was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California early Wednesday morning. The coroner’s office said TOD (time of death) was 2:15 AM.
Sgt. Frank Albarren of the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Station said "It was an apparent overdose — unknown what type of medication."
Corey, a Canadian, attained teen heart throb status in the 1980s with roles in films such as Silver Bullet, Lucas, The Lost Boys and, License To Drive.
In 2007, he appeared in a was in a serio-comic reality show The Two Coreys with longtime pal Corey Feldman on A&E. The reality skein was axed in 2008 after reportedly Feldman said he was walking unless Haim cleaned up his act..
Back In 2001, The ENQUIRER (see below) reported Haim had been rushed to the ER the result of a drug overdose and had been in and out of rehab several times since.
In an interview, Haim admitted: "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," he said.
"And that was just the Valium – I’m not talking about the other pills I went through."
Haim was also been plagued with money woes. His financial problems became public in the late 90s, when he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1997 in California court.
According to legal docs, the actor owed nearly $104,000 to the I.R.S., and $100,000 to the state of California for taxes and various medical expenses.
His net worth was reduced to a 1987 BMW, $100 cash, $750 in clothing and $7,500 in residuals and royalties, and a actor’s pension plan.