DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Corey Haim (aged 38)
Canadian actor (The Lost Boys)
Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy’s Romance, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, and Snowboard Academy. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a household name. Known as The Two Coreys, the duo became 1980s icons and appeared together in seven movies, later starring in the A&E American reality show The Two Coreys.
DEATH: On March 10, 2010, after Haim’s mother phoned 9-1-1, paramedics took Haim from their home to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m. He was 38 years old. Los Angeles police stated that his death appeared to be an accidental overdose; bottles containing Valium, Vicodin, Soma (a muscle relaxant) and Haloperidol (an antipsychotic) were retrieved,later confirmed as needing to be prescribed by a specialist to acquire. It emerged that Haim had used illegal aliases to procure over 553 prescription pills in the 32 days before his death, having “doctor-shopped” seven different physicians and used seven pharmacies to obtain the supply, all of whom failed due-diligence, and which included 195 Valium, 149 Vicodin, 194 Soma and 15 Xanax.
Haim was buried at Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.