Star of 'The Lost Boys' in 1980s, Actor Corey Haim Dead at 38

| by Chris Scalise Opposing Views

Actor Corey Haim has died from an apparent drug overdose, MTV News reports. He was 38 years old. Known for his roles in such teen classic films as The Lost Boys and Lucas, Haim has long struggled with addiction, but was believed to have overcome his dependency on drugs. In a 2004 interview with The Sun, Haim famously declared, "I’m clean, sober, humble and happy."

Haim rose to fame as a teen idol in the 1980s, starring in a string of films with longtime friend Corey Feldman, with whom he reunited in 2006 for the reality show The Two Coreys. In addition, he recently made a cameo apperance in the Lost Boys sequel, Lost Boys: The Tribe, reprising his character from the original film.

According to the Coroner's office, Haim was declared dead at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, although the North Hollywood Police Deparment places the time of death at 3:38 a.m.. Ed Winter of the Coroner's office told Entertainment Tonight that Haim awoke at approximately 11:30 p.m., complaining of flu-like symptoms. According to ET, Haim rose from his bed, feeling weak, and dropped to his knees. His mother called 911 and Haim was rushed to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California.

No illegal drugs were found in his home, but some prescription drugs were identified. An investigation and autopsy are planned.