Corey Haim 1971-2010


Well, I don’t think this is going to be the most shocking celebrity death in recent years, but for anyone who grew up in the ’80s, it will probably hit a bit close to home. Corey Haim, the teen idol turned reality TV star, collapsed in his mother’s apartment early this morning. After being rushed to the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, he was pronounced dead an hour or so later. It is believed that he died of an accidental drug overdose, and although he had been battling prescription drug addiction for many years prior, he was said to have been sober at the time.

Haim appeared throughout the ’80s in such films as The Lost Boys, Lucas, and License to Drive, before starring in a number of direct-to-video films in the ’90s and then falling on hard times. More recently, he had been experiencing a career resurgence of sorts, with roles in Crank: High Voltage and The Lost Boys: The Tribe. His long-time friend and reality show co-star Corey Feldman has yet to comment, but will no doubt be crushed by this loss. What are some of your favourite Corey Haim performances?

  • Karla

    R.I.P. Corey… hopefully you are at peace now…

  • Mike H

    i guess it is no surprise that the haimster has passed away at such a young age, i am sure that most people would have thought that he would have been gone long ago with the addictions that he was apart of.
    being a huge fan of the 80s, haim was definitely one of my favs along with feldman. haim starred in my all time fav flick, The Lost Boys, and also some other favs like Lucas, Licence To Drive and Silver Bullet.
    i know alot of 80s fans will definitely miss haim, we all were hoping that he was going to straighten himself out and get his career back in order.
    be at peace my brother.

  • Tonya

    I hope you are at peace Corey, we will all miss you and love you, you will never be forgotten…….my regards to Corey’s family and friends……

  • he, the master of the open mouth gaze now making matthew mcconaughey money

  • insensetiveprick

    if only he would have gotten that job at HMV he may be alive today
    thanks alot Greg

  • Greg

    Ouch. In my defense, I wasn’t in charge of the hiring at that time.

    I shall not live with that burden!

  • This makes me sad.

    I really like “Lucas” a lot. I disagree with some online commenters that he was talentless. I think we’ll never know what he COULD HAVE done if bad parenting, fame, and drugs hadn’t taken their toll. Not saying he was some master thespian, but he certainly did not have to have the life he did.

  • the one corey

    despite gregs negligence in saving a man’s life
    whos joining my candlelight flashmob vigil at HMV tonight?

  • Favorite Haim performances?
    Lost Boys and Lucas.

  • The Man

    God damn Haim, didn’t you get the fucking Memo?

  • 81

    What will this mean for Lost Boys 3?

  • I hate to be that guy, but let’s face it – this guy’s filmography is fucking garbage.

    Oh yeah, RIP.

  • Mason

    What, you didn’t see Blown Away?

  • Bluelouboyle

    WTF? Is this a joke or did Haim really apply to work at the Hamilton HMV?

  • Goon

    pretty sure it was a Toronto HMV but yes, that story is well known and not just among HMV employees, its the kind of funny thing that gets around.

  • Didn’t he send in a resume with a head shot as well or something? This one may need retelling on the next podcast.

  • Steve

    A death is always regrettable. Though, not surprised at all. This guy screwed around with his career and when it hit rock bottom, picked up a hell of a coke habit.

  • Steve