Former child star Corey Haim was found dead in his home earlier today of an apparent drug overdose. The star was known for his roles in films like “License to Drive.” 38 year old Haim was transported to a local hospital in Burbank, California by paramedics before being pronounced dead. According to officials, it was Haim’s mother who contacted paramedics after watching him collapse for no apparent reason. She has not commented on allegations that Haim’s death was caused by drugs. Investigators did not find any indication of drug use at the site of his collapse.
Corey Haim is not new to the drug culture, having had several stints in rehab for cocaine and prescription drug use. It appears that his career spiraled downwards following his string of successful films in the 80s. The New York Times reports that at one point VH1 was considering offering Haim a spot on the popular show “Celebrity Fit Club,” after weighing in at an astounding 300 pounds.
Haim leaves behind his mother. He was never married, but at one point was engaged to Nicole Eggert of baywatch. Funeral plans for the star have yet to be announced, although you can expect an update when they become available. An autopsy will be performed on the star to verify the exact cause of death. While substance abuse is believed to be the cause of his untimely death, other factors may have been at play.