Actor and former teen idol Corey Haim has died of an apparent accidental drug overdose at the age of 38, the LAPD has confirmed.
According to multiple sources, Haim was found unresponsive inside his North Hollywood apartment and died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent accidental overdose. His mother was reportedly home at the time.
A representative of the L.A. County Cornoer said an autopsy would determine an official cause of death.
The Canadian-born former child star, who has had well-publicized struggleds with substance abuse, was pronounced dead Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, police said.
It has been reported that four prescription medications were found near his body, according to law enforcement sources. TMZ.com reports that Haim had been ill the past few days with flu-like symptoms, although the prescription drugs were not related to his illness.
According to reports, Haim got out of bed just before 1:00 a.m. and collapsed in front of his mother, who then called 911. At 12:53 a.m., Haim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m.
Haim became a teen idol in the 1980s after starring in the 1986 film Lucas and 1987's teenage vampire flick The Lost Boys, which also starred fellow teen idol Corey Feldman. He and Feldman made several other films together, and co-starred on the A&E reality series "The Two Coreys," from 2007 to 2008.
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