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Actor and '80s teen idol Corey Haim was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment this morning, Mar. 10, according to the LAPD and TMZ. He was 38.
Canadian-born Haim starred in the films Murphy’s Romance, The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. He and his frequent co-star Corey Feldman earned the name "The Two Coreys" and even starred in an A&E 'reality' called The Two Coreys from 2007 to 2008.
He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1997 and went to rehab over 15 times, including a stint in 2000. A year later, the troubled teen actor was hospitalized for a drug-induced stroke.
He’s admitted to using hard drugs and prescription pills. “I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack,” he said.
“I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck,” he said. “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. And that was just the Valium — I’m not talking about the other pills I went through.”
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were in talks to star in The Lost Boys 2 in 2007, but Haim was still struggling with addiction. At the time, Feldman said he refused to have further contact with Haim until he got sober.
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