Wednesday, March 10, 2010
R.I.P. Corey Haim, 1971-2010
The sad news this morning is that Corey Haim, one half of "the Coreys" and star of classics like "The Lost Boys," "License to Drive" and "Lucas," died early this morning. MTV has confirmed with the Los Angeles coroner's office that the actor was pronounced dead at 2:15am at Providence St. Joseph Hospital. No further details were available, pending an autopsy and investigation. TMZ reports a drug overdose is the suspected cause of death.
Haim was of course known best -- at least by people from my generation -- for his role in the teen vampire flick "The Lost Boys," which also starred Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Jami Gertz and Corey Feldman. My first memory of Haim in film is from "Silver Bullet," an adaptation of Stephen King's werewolf novella. The title of that movie actually has two meanings, referring both to the best method for offing a werewolf and the awesome motorcycle/wheelchair that Haim's character uses.
In addition to "The Lost Boys," Haim is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with Corey Feldman. The two appeared in a number of movies together, including "The Lost Boys," "License to Drive," "Dream a Little Dream," "National Lampoon's Last Resort" and, of course, the reality TV series "The Two Coreys."