Corey Haim, RIP
Canadian actor Corey Haim, known best for his role in the 1987 hit “The Lost Boys” has died, Los Angeles police confirmed Wednesday.
Officials said his death appears to have been accidental. Celebrity news Web site TMZ reports that, according to police sources, he died of an apparent overdose.
The 38-year-old actor had reportedly been struggling with drug addiction.
In 1987, Haim had a featured role in Joel Schumacher’s vampire film, The Lost Boys, alongside Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland. The film was well received by most reviewers. Besides gaining Haim more renown, the film began his famous partnership with Feldman. The performance earned him another Young Artist Award nomination as Best Young Male Superstar in a Motion Picture. In 1988, Haim starred in two more widely released films: License to Drive, a financially successful teen comedy co-starring Feldman, and the horror film Watchers. Haim won his second Young Artist Award, tying Feldman for the Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy award for License to Drive.
Haim and Feldman appeared in the film Dream a Little Dream. The film spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number one single Rock On for Michael Damian, with the pair appearing in the song’s music video. That year Haim released a self-promotional video documentary entitled Corey Haim: Me, Myself, and I. [CBS]