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'80s poster boy Corey Haim dies of apparent overdose

Toronto-born, '80s teen idol Corey Haim, 38, died of an apparent drug overdose early this morning, police say.


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The "Lost Boys" actor, who starred in several films alongside fellow Hollywood heartthrob Corey Feldman during the duo's rise to fame in the eighties, died at 2:15 a.m. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, according to Coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie. She said an autopsy will reveal the official cause of death.

Police have said they believe Haim's death was the result of "an apparent overdose."

Law enforcement sources reportedly told "TMZ" they suspect Haim's death was "accidental" and said the former child star collapsed in front of his mother in the bedroom of her apartment before she called 911.

The entertainment site - which broke the news of Michael Jackson's sudden death in June - reports Haim had been sick over the past few days with flu-like symptoms but that four prescription bottles recovered at the scene were not related to his illness. The sources also revealed to "TMZ" that no illicit drugs were found in the apartment.

The fallen star's mother reportedly told authorities her son had been battling a prescription drug addiction for years.

Haim had checked in and out of rehab 15 times over the years and had suffered a drug-induced stroke in 2001.

In 2004, he spoke openly in an interview with Britain's "The Sun" newspaper about his addictions and said that he smoked his first joint on the set of "The Lost Boys."

"I lived in L.A. in the eighties, which was not the best place to be. I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack," he said.

The struggling actor - whose first role was in the 1984 hit "Firstborn"- never managed to reclaim the kind of big screen success he'd enjoyed early on in his career. He appeared in the "A&E" reality TV show "The Two Coreys" with Feldman but it was cancelled in 2008 after just two seasons.

Haim's death was a hot trending topic on Twitter Wednesday morning with many fans calling him "a lost boy until the end."

"I had two Corey posters on my wall growing up, so sad," tweeted another

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