Thursday, March 11, 2010

Corey Haim Autopsy scheduled

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Corey Haim's tragic death on Wednesday morning left his fans shocked, saddened, and wanting answers in the form of on autopsy. An autopsy on Corey Haim will take place soon revealed L.A. Coroner's office.

Coroner Ed Winter told Entertainment Tonight that Corey woke up somewhere between 11:30 and 11:45 p.m. complaining of flu-like symptoms. He got out of bed, feeling weak, and fell to his knees. His mother called paramedics. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:15 a.m.

Winter also revealed that there were no illegal drugs found but that some prescription drugs were identified. TMZ reports that an unnamed police official claimed there were prescription pill bottles found near Haim at the time of his death. Haim's mother claims that her son had struggled with an addiction to prescription medications for years.

The coroner's office has yet to reveal when the autopsy will take place or when the results of that autopsy would be revealed. It typically takes up to 6 weeks for toxicology reports to be finished.

Haim was best known for his roles in movies such as Lost Boys, License To Drive, and Murphy's Romance. More recently he starred in a reality show with long time best friend Corey Feldman titled 'The Two Corey's.'

Former Teen Idol Corey Haim dead at age 38

Corey Haim dies after apparent drug overdose

Actor Corey Haim was found dead of an accidental drug overdose Wednesday morning. The former 'Lost Boys' actor had been struggling with addiction for most of his life.

According to TMZ police were called to St. Joseph's hospital in Burbank, CA around 4am to investigate. Haim was 38 years old and reportedly in rehab more than 15 times during his battle with addiction.

In 2001 Corey Haim suffered a drug-induced stroke. TMZ caught Corey Haim out and about on February 18, with his long time best friend and fellow actor Corey Feldman. Haim told TMZ that he was "doing well" and looking forward to future acting projects.

Corey Haim died in his apartment, where eerily enough Rick James died in the same complex in 2004. Haim shot to fame in the 1980's staring in such movies as Lost Boys, License To Drive, and Murphy's Romance. He and best friend Corey Feldman also starred together in a reality show titled 'The Two Coreys' which centered around the best friends trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and revive their careers.