Whew. Who saw this coming? Well, pretty much everyone, I think. When I heard the news that Corey Haim had dies from an “accidental” overdose last night, my first thought was, of course it’s accidental, otherwise it’s suicide. My other thought was, this was a foregone conclusion that this former 80’s actor would OD. He’s been a train wreck for years.
I shouldn’t have to say this again, but Urbandaddy’s public service announcement is as follows; Kids! Do not do drugs. They are addictive and they kill.
So who was Corey Haim, you ask?
The Canadian-born Haim (from Toronto) burst onto the scene in the 1980’s and starred in movies such as “License to Drive” and “The Lost Boys”, usually paired with the other Corey, Corey Feldman. Both were considered to be heart-throb. The 2 Corey’s ended working together as recently as three years ago when the two starred in a reality-TV show called “The two Coreys” basically chronicling very public battles with drugs, alcohol and the law.
So if drugs don’t kill you right away they do a number on your body and your bank account. At one point Haim had ballooned to over 300 pounds, and had been to rehab over 15 times, without success. In 1997 he filed for bankruptcy listing debts for medical expenses and more than $200,000 in state and federal taxes. His assets at the time of death included a few thousand dollars in cash, clothing and royalty rights.
Sadly this man’s life is a walking billboard for saying no!