Corey Haim, star of the ’80s favorites The Lost Boys, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream (all three also starring his friend and frequent collaborator Corey Feldman), was pronounced dead at 3:30 this morning at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, of what is believed to be an accidental drug overdose.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Haim rose to prominence with the 1986 film Lucas, also starring Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder. From there, he won a role on the 1987 television series Roomies before going on to be in cast in perhaps his best-known role in Joel Schumacher’s teenage vampire horror/comedy The Lost Boys.
Throughout the ’90s he starred in a number of direct-to-video releases including the sequel to Dream a Little Dream, Dream a Little Dream 2. He also starred in the independent action/comedy Fast Getaway, as well as its sequel Fast Getaway II.
In the ’00s he reunited with Feldman to create the reality television show The Two Coreys, which ran on A&E for two seasons before a rift between the two, resulting from Haim’s addiction to Valium soured their relationship, and the network deciding against pursuing a third season.