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?