Child actor, Corey Haim has died at the age of 38, apparently of an accidental drug overdose.
Corey Haim's mother, Judy Haim, told RadarOnline.com in an interview this morning that she is battling cancer."I am a cancer victim and Corey was helping me at home," Haim told Radar at the apartment where Corey collapsed. "He was a good boy. I'm devastated by his death."
Haim had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for several days before finally stumbling in front of his mother at her Los Angeles apartment early Wednesday morning, a coroner spokesman confirms.
"As he got out of bed, he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees," Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told AP. His mother called paramedics."
In an interview back in 2004, Corey spoke candidly about his drug use:
"THE LOST BOYS star COREY HAIM shocked doctors with the gargantuan quantity of drugs he was consuming during his career heyday in the late 1980s.
Haim took so many illegal substances - including "about 85" valium tablets a day - he became a "nervous wreck".
The 32-year-old says, "I was working on Lost Boys when I smoked my first joint. But a year before that I was starting to drink beer on the set of the film LUCAS.
"I lived in Los Angeles in the '80s, which was not the best place to be. I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack.
"I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
"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."
The child star attempted rehab 15 times before he suffered a stroke.
He explains, "I was numb and I had lots of swollen lymph nodes, my heart was hurting and I had blood clots in my arm and leg."
At the time this interview was given, Corey suggested that he was "clean and sober". Corey continued to struggle with a comeback, along with "the other Corey" Feldman. Hollywood does indeed tend to use up young actors and spit them out when it's done with them.
Another one. Another soul lost.
Written by: Diva Julia