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80's Child Star Corey Haim Dead at 38

80's Child Star Corey Haim Dead at 38

'80s child star Corey Haim was found dead of a drug overdose early Wednesday morning. The LA coroner's office said Haim died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The actor was taken from an apartment in Los Angeles by ambulance to the hospital. Haim became a teen heartthrob in movies like "Lucas" and  "Lost Boys." Recently shot "The Science of Cool" with actress Mischa Barton. Watch shocking video of Haim and Feldman feuding over childhood molestation and drugs on the "Two Coreys" here.  

'80s child star Corey Haim was found dead of a drug overdose early Wednesday morning. He was 38.

The Los Angeles coroner's office said Haim died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The actor was taken from an apartment in Los Angeles by ambulance to the hospital.

The LAPD said preliminary reports suggest the overdose was accidental and an investigation is underway. The coroner's office said an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

According to Reuters, Haim had flu-like symptoms before he died and was getting over-the-counter and prescription medications, Police Sgt. William Mann said. 

"He could have succumbed to whatever (illness) he had or it could have been drugs. Who knows?" Mann said. "He has had a drug problem in the past."

Haim, who became a teen heartthrob in movies like Lucas, Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream, had a history of drug use and being young and famous, entered the familiar downward spiral of addiction. Haim had publicized problems with alcohol, coke, crack and other drugs and once claimed an 85-Valium-a-day habit.

More recently, Haim and longtime friend and actor Corey Feldman starred in a reality show called the Two Coreys. The show lasted two seasons, but Feldman said he refused to do a third season because of Haim's drug use.

Haim went to rehab and said he was sober and ready to work again, even taking out an ad in Variety magazine saying he was ready. 

The actor was involved in several projects at the time of his death, including the film The Science of Cool with actress Mischa Barton, due out in 2010, and The Dead Sea, which is currently filming.

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