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The road to adulthood for the child star is frequently a rocky one. For Corey Haim, who has died at the age of 38, it proved, in the end, too much to negotiate. Haim's guileless, fun-loving, all-American brand of youth and confidence won him many admirers. But it was a difficult schtick to carry into adulthood.
Born in Toronto in 1971, Haim enrolled in acting lessons to help cure his shyness. He proved a natural, with a great fresh grin and an easy way with a one-liner, which won him a small role, aged 12, on TV show The Edison Twins.
- Catherine Shoard
Former child actor Corey Haim has died, possibly as the result of a drug overdose.
Haim appeared in a few TV shows over the years. He played "Larry" in 1984's The Edison Twins for two dozen episodes. A few years later, he played "Matthew Wiggins" in the short-lived Roomies sitcom which followed two very different freshman at Saginaw University.
He and frequent movie costar Corey Feldman starred in their own A&E improv/reality series, The Two Coreys in 2007. It lasted two seasons. According to Feldman, A&E wanted a third but he refused, as an act of tough love, to have anything to do with Haim until he got help for his substance abuse problems. »
Corey Haim, star of the ’80s favorites The Lost Boys, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream (all three also starring his friend and frequent collaborator Corey Feldman), was pronounced dead at 3:30 this morning at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, of what is believed to be an accidental drug overdose.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Haim rose to prominence with the 1986 film Lucas, also starring Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder. From there, he won a role on the 1987 television series Roomies before going on to be in cast in perhaps his best-known role in Joel Schumacher’s teenage vampire horror/comedy The Lost Boys.
Throughout the ’90s he starred in a number of direct-to-video releases including the sequel to Dream a Little Dream, Dream a Little Dream 2. He also starred in the independent action/comedy Fast Getaway, as well as its sequel Fast Getaway II.
- Nat Almirall
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