Actor Cory Haim has died today at the age of 38 to an alleged prescription drug overdose.
Haim was in the apartment he shared with his mother, Judy, early Wednesday when he "became a little dizzy, he kind of went to his knees in the bedroom," Winter said. "His mom assisted him in the bed. He became unresponsive."
Haim was taken from his mother's North Hollywood apartment by ambulance to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center early this morning, where he died at about 3:40 a.m. PT, according to police Sgt. Frank Albarran.
It was reported that he was taking care of his mom who has breast cancer. There was no foul play or suicide involved. A full investigation is pending. Corey Haim was about to make a comeback with directorial debut of a movie about a guy who has an addiction problem.
Haim had struggled with a cocaine and valium addiction and was reportedly in rehab more than 15 times.
"Addiction is a chronic disease, like diabetes, and unfortunately there is absolutely no guarantee that a person will be cured," said Mohamed Kabbaj, a neuroscientist at Florida State University. "Even if a person goes through rehab they will be faced with craving in certain situations and they can relapse anytime -- even after years of being sober."
Haim shot to fame in the 1980's and co-starred in eight films with actor/friend, Corey Feldman. Haim did such films as "Lucas," "Murphy's Romance," "The Lost Boys," "License to Drive," and "Dream a Little Dream."
"I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren't even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face.
"I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school.
"This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference.
"Please respect our families as we struggle and grieve through this difficult time. I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived.
"The Two Corey’s"
Haim and Feldman had a reality show called "The Two Corey's" that aired for two seasons on A&E.
Haim was an 80's teen heartthrobe, that will be missed.
R.I.P. Corey, December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010
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