Turns out Corey Haim had a bad heart and pneumonia when he died. His death was not caused by death, coronors have ruled that Corey died of natural causes!
Actor Corey Haim died from pneumonia complicated by an enlarged heart, bad lungs and narrowed blood vessels, while drugs found in his system played no role in his death, the Los Angeles County coroner said Tuesday.
Haim, 38, died from “community-acquired pneumonia” along with lung, heart and blood vessel problems, according to the autopsy report.
Low levels of eight drugs, including both prescription and over-the counter medications, were found in his system along with marijuana, coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said.
Posted Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 2:14pm
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California attorney general claims Corey Haim obtained more than 550 prescription pills illegally in the months leading up to his death.
Jerry Brown says Haim obtained the meds, which included Valium and Soma, through seven different doctors. Brown says investigators have talked to the doctors and they appear to have been duped.
Haim died March 10 after collapsing in his mother’s apartment. The star of 1980s films such as “The Lost Boys” and “License to Drive,” Haim struggled with drugs throughout his life. Haim was also suffering from flulike symptoms before his death.
Posted Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 12:12pm
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Corey Haim, beloved yet troubled ’80s child star, was found dead in his Hollywood apartment on March 10. In the wake of his death, old friends have come forward to open up about their tragic loss. Few knew Corey better than his Blown Away co-star and Baywatch heroine Nicole Eggert. She befriended and dated Corey — he even asked her to marry him — while both were just teenagers. “Corey was always open about having a drug-abuse problem. He didn’t lie about it or hide it. But he didn’t want to die. It became hard over the years staying close to a friend who was in a place like that,” Nicole tells Life & Style. “You sort of have to distance yourself. It’s tough love — but you can’t be an enabler. Enablers don’t help. When Corey was a minor, I’ll tell you, I saw quite a few doctors and adults enable him. But there was always a deep friendship and a deep love between Corey and myself. I just want him to be happy and at peace. I think his body just shut down, it gave up. Finally. If this is what it takes, then may he be in peace and not struggle anymore.”
In the days after his death, it was reported that Corey may have received the medication from an illegal underground drug ring. Yet despite signs that Corey may have overdosed, friends say he was doing his best to defeat addiction once and for all during his final days. “He was motivated, he was working out, he was sticking to his program,” Mark Heaslip, Corey’s agent at the time of his death, says. Corey was also battling isolation, according to Liana Mendoza, his co-star in the recently shot movie Decisions. “He came to the set on days he wasn’t even shooting,” Mendoza tells Life & Style. “He seemed lonely. I regret not befriending him.”
“He had a spirit that was beautiful, and he had a lot of love to share with his friends,” two of Corey’s Lost Boys co-stars, Brooke McCarter and Billy Wirth, told Life & Style in a statement. “Corey had an amazing heart. It’s a really sad day.”
Posted Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 1:13pm
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Corey Feldman says he won’t be attending longtime pal Corey Haim’s funeral, which is set for Tuesday in Toronto.
“In the days following my best friend Corey Haim’s death, I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me,” he says in a statement. “I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey’s funeral, however, due to their strong religious beliefs and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey’s funeral on Tuesday a small private affair.”
“Understanding the recent media attention and to be respectful of the family’s wishes, I have decided not to attend.
“Instead, I will remain in Los Angeles quietly mourning and planning his memorial,” Feldman, 38, goes on. “As a sign of respect, I am asking the media to honor Corey Haim by making the same choice. I am working with a few people who were close to Corey to put a memorial together within the next month. At that time, the media will be invited to honor and celebrate the legacy he has left behind, along with friends, fans and the rest of the Hollywood community.”
Haim died March 10 at age 38.
Haim’s mother says she was told by the coroner that her son suffered from pulmonary congestion.
But police have said Haim died of a possible overdose.
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. told UsMagazine.com Friday that Haim’s death has been linked to an “illegal and massive prescription-drug ring.”
The official cause of Haim’s death is pending toxicology tests.
Posted Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 8:08am
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