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Happy Birthday Corey Haim: Child Star Would Have Turned 40 Today [Video]

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If Corey Haim were alive today he would be celebrating his 40th birthday. The 80s child star, who starred in movies like “The Lost Boys” and “Lucas,” died unexpectedly last March.

Haim battled with addiction throughout his adult life but coroners ruled that his death was not the result of an overdose. Haim died of pulmonary and cardiac issues. At the time, the coroner said:

“The cause of death has been determined by the coroner to be: diffuse alveolar damage, community acquired pneumonia with other conditions including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with coronary arteriosclerosis. The toxicology report revealed “no significant contributing factors” and the manner of death was ruled “natural.”

Haim got his first major film role at the age of 10 in 1984 when he appeared alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. in “Firstborn.” After Haim’s death, Downey Jr. said:

”He was naturally gifted and a real charmer — I adored him.”

Haim became the official heartthrob of the 80s generation when he starred as the title character in “Lucas,” but arguably his most famous role came the following year when he paired up with fellow child star Corey Feldman in “The Lost Boys.” The two Corey’s formed a bond that would last until Haim’s tragic end last March.

After Haim’s death, Feldman wrote:

“This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend.”

Here’s a video from the Associated Press about Haim’s tragic death.

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28 Responses to “Happy Birthday Corey Haim: Child Star Would Have Turned 40 Today [Video]”

  1. Earl Van Winkle

    He died way too young. He was a handsome kid and also was handsome as a man. And very talented too. Shame

  2. Charlette Bradshaw

    they posted all over the internet about how he died of an overdose and this is the first time I see its written that he died of natural causes…….media is full of pathetic chickenhawks, Haim was the man in the 80's and after watching the 2 corey's I thought he was going to have a nice comeback story like Downey, RIP.

  3. Lesa Conway

    I am so glad that some spotlight is being shone on the sexual abuse of Cory and I pray that his abusers are brought to JUSTICE!

  4. Monica Moton

    he was a great talent, and I hope they get the people who molested him. I remember seeing a show where he was talking to his friend on the picture with him above and he was saying that his friend left him and knew what they were going to do to him. I hope somebody is going to go down for hurting him at such a young age.

  5. Jay DiSanto

    I am confused about his age and this article. It states that his got is first role at the age of 10 in 1984 in Firstborn. He obviously would have been born in 1974. Wouldn't he only be 37 today?

  6. Adam Mc

    if he would have been 40 today how come the editor of this story writes Haim got his first major film role at the age of 10 in 1984 when he appeared…" I hate inaccurate jounalism….

  7. Steve Paige Davis

    I'm not sure what is sadder, the fact that he died too young and was obviously talented, or the fact that despite the fact he didn't die actively from a drug overdose, that his death is being listed as by natural causes. It was not 'Natural causes' because its not natural for a 39 year old to die with a massively enlarged heart-something even the autopsy showed was specifically due to drug abuse, not family history or an unrelated heart defect. Had he not significantly damaged his heart and other aspects of his health through massive prescription and other drug addiction over the years, he would have lived a lot longer because his system would have been stronger. His death was caused by being sick with the flu, something most people beat with a little vitamin C and bed rest, but because his cardiovascular system was so weak, it lead to pneumonia and that stress on his system caused his heart to fail. This is STILL a cautionary tale about drug addiction. Anyone who has ever watched Lost Boys knows he could have developed into a better actor had he not gotten so heavily involved with drugs-he was the best thing in that film. He had talent but please don't whitewash the real reasons behind his death as 'natural causes'.

  8. Nicholas Gene Thomas

    The other Corey told the truth about Hollywoods casting couch. It is also predominate in the music industry. And WHO run's the both of those media machines? WHO dominates the 'control panel'?

  9. Marcus Mckean

    So sad. What a loss. We will continue to lose talented and smart people to addiction until people realize what addiction truly is, a disease, and we begin treating it as one. I am willing to bet everyone who has read this article knows an addict. Addiction affects so many people and is a huge problem we need to stop ignoring. It requies our attention, support, and medical treatment.

  10. David Robinson

    sorry but this is fucking stupid. I saw this first posted on yahoo like 6 days ago. there is no way it is still trrending, as if it ever was. no one cares about this no talent bitch. he hadn't made a movie of substance or quality in 20 years when he died, and even the two he did make were lame. he was nothing more then a washed up boy toy for some saudi arabian prince the last 5 years of his life, allowing him to stay hooked on his drugs and not have to join the real world and look for a job. whoever this idiot is that wrote this obviously has some sort of sick infatuation with him and yahoo would rather post articles like this then real news. this is sad. it just shows what a fuck up and loser you are when corey feldman has to be the voice of reason in your life!

  11. Arlene Esteireiro

    ur confused cause they didnt say he was born in 1971,they said he was a child star like others that were born in 1971..the others were born in 1971.