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Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Actor Corey Haim, 38, is dead after an accidental drug overdose. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed that Haim, who battled substance addiction for several years, was found unresponsive in an Oakwood apartment and pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center at 2:15 a.m. this morning. His mother, according to FOX station KTLA, was in the apartment at the time.
-Entertainment Weekly

Haim may have lost his steam once he hit his 20's, but he was a very talented actor. "Lucas" to me, is his best performance. That movie, along with "Lost Boys" and "License to Drive," are all gems from the 80's thanks to Haim's performances. Rest in peace, Corey....
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
How sad [Frown] I had this in a text message when I woke up today. The curse of the child star continues. RIP Haimster.
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I am not shocked after watching the show "The Two Coreys", but still extremely sad. When you watch movies like "Lucas", "The Lost Boys", and "License To Drive" you realize the talent Corey Haim had at such a young age. But like so many.. the early success lead down a trouble path and he could never escape the demons that haunted him.

Despite their recent differences this news will be crushing to Corey Feldman.
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
Very "The Two Coreys" you could see the pain and sadness on his face...seemed to have a good heart and an obvious desire to beat his addicition. Some of us grew up with this young man and I was always pulling for a comeback...RIP.
Posted by SHOGUN (Member # 477) on :
Very Sad but not shocked at all, unfortunately !

RIP Mr Haim.
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
Very sad news,and yet again another actor is gone who it just didn't work out for as he got older.
Lost Boys is still one of my top films and license to drive is always good to watch.
Strangely i always thought it would be Corey Feldman that would end up this way.
Posted by Mire Mare (Member # 5900) on :
Free at last.

RIP Corey.

Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
RIP Corey your films Rule man [Frown]
Posted by pork pie mcfly (Member # 6802) on :
Just found out, i can't believe it...he was one of my favourite actors.
Posted by Aruba4me (Member # 6258) on :
I just can't believe it. I actually thought Corey might finally be taming his demons. How sad, as anyone who has ever seen Lucas is a witness to an obvious talent at a very young age. Maybe now he can be at peace.
Posted by Julielady (Member # 8711) on :
I had the hugest crush on him growing up... my heart is broken
Posted by Mane1980 (Member # 4240) on :
I just read the news! Sad News!
I loved him in Lucas, License to Drive, The Lost Boys and had a huge crush on him. RIP.
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Hollywood chews these kids up and spits them out. I remember hearing or reading (maybe it was on "The Two Coreys" show) that Haim and Feldman's managers introduced them to coccaine use during the making of "License to Drive" because it gave them more energy..mind you, they were both only about 14/15 at this time. Drew Barrymore was also encouraged to do drugs while making movies during her childhood as well. Hollywood is not what it's cracked up to be, espcially when it comes to kids.

I feel bad for Feldman because his wife recently left him and he lost another old BFF of his last year (Michael Jackson). I hope all of this doesn't make him turn to drugs again.
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
Like Valley, I'm not really shocked to hear this. Still, though, it's sad. He was such a talented actor in the 80s. RIP
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
"I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren't even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face.

"I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school. This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference.

"Please respect our families as we struggle and grieve through this difficult time. I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived.

Corey Feldman
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I know that Corey Haim picture has been on The Rewind homepage for awhile, but still eerie to see it on there.
Posted by Nick (Member # 404) on :
Yeah, I was just thinking that... Should I leave it or remove it do people reckon..?

Obviously, I'll have to put something up there in tribute anyway...
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
Leave it....definately. gone but not forgotten x
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Nick .. definitely leave it. I just thought it was a bit ironic to see him on the homepage. Similar to John Hughes.. a tribute by you for Corey Haim is a must!
Posted by Nick (Member # 404) on :
You'll see I put up a minor rant on the homepage... I was reading the mainstream news media and it seems they've almost universally decided to mock and deride poor Corey.

Really spiteful stuff, some of it and its just so unnecesary.. What ever happened to the simple concept of respect? [Frown]
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
this is so sad corey was a great actor RIP corey !!
Posted by Cowboy10uk (Member # 117) on :
So sad, Ive just found out, Yet another great 80's actor leaves us. He provided us with so much fun and entertainment in his films, Sadly later life wasnt so kind.

RIP Corey. Never forgotten
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
Leave the pic, Nick. And your "rant" was well said.
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
Very sad, thought he was over the worst of his problems. Just take a look at the '80s Movies You Can't Get Enough Of' thread and see how many people put 'The Lost Boys' in their top 10.

Corey Haim was one the enduring icons of the 80s so lets remember him as he was.

Nick, I've not read the mainstream media's take and nor did I ever watch 'The Two Coreys'. The mainstream media / those who control it are in a downward spiral; morally and intellectually so I can't say I'm surprised by the depths to which they're prepared to sink for a cheap laugh.
Posted by Earl Keese (Member # 7986) on :
I always liked this little scene in the lost boys where Grandpa was getting ready for a big date and was looking for some aftershave and Sam suggested Windex. Grandpa took it and rubbed it on and Sam (Corey) just started laughing kind of like "awesome or I can't believe he just did that" and it always seemed to me like such an honest little moment in his acting like he truly thought that was pretty funny.

Sad that he doesn't get to grow old and know some of the joys of later life, but he left behind some things that bring people quite a bit of joy in the world...and isn't that something...
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
He'll always be 'Lucas' to me. I kept hoping he'd get back on track. So sad.
Posted by SHOGUN (Member # 477) on :
man ...

It seems the people that i grew up on are leaving us..i know it will eventually happen, but it's just heartbreaking..Micheal Jackson was the very hardest..that was too much!
Im just bracing for Muhammad ill be balling for weeks!!
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Here's a link to Corey Feldman on Larry King Live tonight discussing Corey Haim:

Larry King Live
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
I first read about it on "The Age" website.

Very doleful to see this unfold.

Nice post on the homepage, Nick. I concur with your remarks. [Frown]
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
thanks for posting that video, valley. i really liked what feldman had to say.
Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
Sad sad sad.
I hope you finally find some peace, my friend. You'll be missed.  -
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Everyone should go to The Rewind homepage and read what Nick wrote about Corey Haim. He even put a link to this thread..

I realize there is another thread where people have shared their thoughts on Corey Haim, so I'm linking it here as well:

Corey Haim Dies at 38
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Moments like this remind me that life is a gift that we should all cherish. Carpe Diem!

Whenever I learn about someone that has died young, it is always a harsh reminder of my own mortality. When you're young you truly think that you have forever and then as you get older you are often so busy or tired it is hard to enjoy life to the fullest.

Anyone remember the scene in movie "Peggy Sue Got Married" where Peggy Sue picks up the phone and hears her grandmother's voice? Incredible scene..

I'm so calling my parents right now!
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
I missed Corey Feldman on Larry King last night. I'm miffed too that the media is treating him like a casualty, this whole sick celebrity/TMZ axis is too overboard. It's 2010 right now, I shudder to think what kind of levels they could push it in 5 to 10 years. Corey, you deserved so much better.
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Corey Feldman's interview with Larry King was so well-said. I'm glad he made the comment about the outpouring of emotion being too little too late.
Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
i was always a big fan of the corey's.

i don't think i ever believed he'd be able to get his **** together, but i always hoped he did. i was very bummed when i read about this. hopefully he's free from his demons now.

Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
What a shame... :-( 38 years old...
Posted by saturnchick (Member # 7524) on :
Another person lost too young. Overall, it's been a bad year for 80's idols: Patrick Swayze, Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, John Hughes, Andrew Koenig, and now Corey Haim.
I grew up with posters of Corey, Kirk Cameron, and NKOTB all over my bedroom walls. It's sad to see him so young, healthy, and full of promise in movies like Lucas, License to Drive, and Lost Boys, when you take into consideration how tragic his life became.

RIP, Corey.
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Many of Corey's belongings are being sold on ebay right now to help pay for his funeral costs. It's mostly his clothing but also quite a bit of movie memorabilia, like a pair of shorts he wore in "Lucas."
Corey Haim Ebay

[Editors Note: While these things will certainly be interesting for some people, most of the auctions that appear in the above link are Not being sold to pay for funeral costs... They are simply commercial eBayers ca$hing in]

[ 13. March 2010, 02:17: Message edited by: Nick ]
Posted by The Malster (Member # 2411) on :
Very sad, and agree with posters who saw him in "The Two Coreys". He had that sad look on his face, like he was so desperate to beat his demons and make a comeback. But it's best to remember him how he was.

Another part of my childhood drifts away.

Remember the happy times, as this shows that life is too short. Regardless of your demons, we only get one crack at life and some are more fortunate than others, and in Corey Haims case he had it all.

RIP Corey.

Licence To Drive now, mate
Posted by sheena (Member # 5620) on :
I heard about it at work when my workmate sent me a link. I almost fell off my chair with shock!
I grew up with his films and he was my first celeb crush, like many of you. Lucas, License to drive, Lost Boys & Dream a little Dream were my faves.
I really thought he would overcome his demons. it's incredebly sad this happend to him.
What is more tragic is that his mom found him and she is suffering from cancer.
I feel for Corey Feldman as well, the guy has been through a lot this year-with divorce, losing MJ and now Haim. I hope he gets though this!
R.I.P Corey.
Posted by The Malster (Member # 2411) on :
I heard about it at work too and for a few seconds i was gobsmacked. Purely cos it made me realise that great parts of my childhood are slowly leaving me, I know that sounds stupid but i have to accept im getting older!
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
It seems like - despite the animosity on 'The Two Coreys', things were starting to improve again. There's footage of them (in the interview with Feldman) laughing, and he said that they were going to do another film together. Maybe things really were back on track for Haim. If so, then it's the worst possible outcome. Feldman implied in the interview that a new Doctor had put Corey on a different course of drugs recently. It has echoes of Michael Jackson.
Posted by Blake (Member # 75) on :
RIP Corey
Posted by Faust1979 (Member # 8548) on :
RIP Corey even though he had some problems he seemed like a really decent guy and a good person. I feel bad for him and his family and his friend Corey Feldman.
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
such a shame. hes provided all 8os lovers with great memories, loved him in dream a little dream, a very charasmatic person who will be missed by many people, god bless you corey.
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
When thinking about Corey Haim just his most recognisable films come to mind, The Lost Boys, Licence To Drive and Lucas, but even before and after he seemed to come and go from the radar thereare other films that he has done, Silver Bullet, Watchers, Dream a Little Dream and it’s sequel four years later and the video game Double Switch.
Corey Haim really suited me as I was never a fan of the starlets of Hollywood, the most popular of the era’s, that’s not to day I don’t respect the cinematic greats, but I have always had an affinity for those in secondary or tertiary roles and his films were never blockbusters or big box office hits, but I think that’s a good thing because allot of them time when you’re going the money, you loose allot of the substance and heart that could be in the film and Corey’s roles were characters I could somewhat Identify with, there was a certain common link there to what was happening to his characters and that is why he will always be one of my cinematic hero’s.

Rest In Peace Corey Haim. You may be gone from this world in body, but you are CERTAINLY not forgotten.
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Just read on IMDB that drugs were not Corey's cause of death, as everyone thought. Apparently, he died from pneumonia as well as lung and heart issues.
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
Originally posted by Veronica Sawyer:
Just read on IMDB that drugs were not Corey's cause of death, as everyone thought. Apparently, he died from pneumonia as well as lung and heart issues.

Yeah... but pretty much all those things were brought on by long-term drug use.
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Right, but he did not OD which is what most people presumed was his cause of death.
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
After watching "The Two Coreys" and the episode that showed him at the doctor because of his heart condition.. I really thought that might have played a factor in his death.
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
Originally posted by Veronica Sawyer:
Right, but he did not OD which is what most people presumed was his cause of death.

Ah... I see what you're saying.

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