It’s a sad thing anytime someone loses his life to addiction. Such was the case with Corey Haim today, as several sources are stating he died today at the age of 38.
Haim’s struggles with drugs have been chronicled for several years. The actor showed promise in his early films, particularly LUCAS, but he would never live up to that promise. Diving into cocaine at an early age, Haim was never able to pull himself away from his demons and start fresh.
His last years did nothing good for his reputation. THE TWO COREYS, which followed his relationship with Corey Feldman and Feldman’s wife, only went to prove what a mess he had become. Recently he’d hit the covention trail. I saw him a few years back, hopping across guest tables, incoherent, in bad shape. At one point in my life, I’d have wanted to discuss LUCAS with him; but at that point, he was already gone.
We at Icons of Fright hope Corey Haim finds the peace he was never able to find in life. This is a sad story of what could have been, and how Hollywood eats its young.