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Saturday 16 December 2017

'No foul play' in ex-child star Corey's death

Corey Haim, the 1980s teen star best known for his role in The Lost Boys, has been found dead in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old actor who became as famous for his struggles with substance abuse, died of an apparent prescription drug overdose.

Haim, who rose to fame alongside Corey Feldman, was pronounced dead in hospital.

"It was an apparent overdose," a police spokesman said, adding the "type of medication" was unknown.

Haim had been suffering flu-like symptoms and his mother found him distressed in the early morning hours and called paramedics.

Coroners found some prescription medication in Haim's apartment but "no illicit drugs." The spokesman added: "There doesn't appear to be foul play."

Haim, once immortalised in a song by Dublin rockers The Thrills, first came to prominence in the 1986 movie Lucas alongside Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder.

Then came his biggest hit, The Lost Boys with Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and Feldman.

Haim was known for his on-screen partnership and off-screen friendship with Feldman. Nicknamed 'The Two Coreys', they even starred in a reality TV series of the same name in 2006. Haim openly talked about overcoming his addictions around the time he was promoting his reality TV series and claimed to be sober.

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