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Corey Haim Collapsed, Prescriptions Found

3/10/2010 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Corey Haim DiesCorey Haim collapsed in the bedroom of his mother's apartment and four prescription bottles were found nearby ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We've learned Corey had been sick the last couple of days with flu-like symptoms. The medications recovered, however, were not related to his illness, sources tell TMZ.

We're told no illicit drugs were found in the apartment.

Sources say Haim got out of bed just before 1 AM and collapsed in front of his mother. She called 911 at 12:53 AM and Corey was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 AM.

Corey's mom told authorities he had been battling prescription drug addiction for years.

Authorities believe -- though are not certain -- Corey died of an accidental drug overdose.

UPDATE: We're told the LAPD has wrapped up their preliminary investigation and it's now in the coroner's hands.


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46.

Chenoa    

FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS are common for withdrawal. Perhaps he was trying to medicate himself to get through withdrawal and accidently overdosed. Who knows?
My point is PEOPLE need to practice the two RR's of taking RX medication - READ & REALIZE that mixing RX meds can cause DEATH. It's common sense, plain and simple.
To the Haim family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. I can't imagine the trauma of having your child collapse in front of you and die.

1586 days ago
47.

tj    

so sad. RIP. So many stars lately dying with flu like symptoms and some kind of drug involvement.

1586 days ago
48.

NotJarJarBinks    

RIP Corey ... I just want to remind all of you Hollywood people, stars, up and comers, and party people PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE KILLS!
Take your prescriptions as prescribed or less if narcotics and by all means DO NOT take more than prescribed and don't doctor hop. Find a GOOD doctor and stick to them. It's sad that anyone takes one to many pills and dies. Sorry to read that it was THIS Corey for sure, as I'd hoped he had his life back on track, but he was with the OTHER Corey just weeks ago ... sooooooo. Rest in peace!

1586 days ago
50.

pie    

Corey died in a similar fashion to Brittnay Murphy with prescription drugs, flu like symptoms, and dying in his mothers home. - Corey will never be lost, and never die cause he is one of “the lost boys.”

1586 days ago
51.

capt andy    

i wonder if he was gay too..maybe that was his problem..maybe god is cleaning up the world of mental defective people,,seems latly he is doing his job...
if they legalized pot all these problems would be solved.

1586 days ago
52.

Just Me    

RIP Corey. I will remember you always as the young boy singing in the bathtub with his dog.....

1586 days ago
53.

Nuclear Family Ties    


Fraudulent Big Pharma Companies are partly responsible for these Hollywood deaths. This ex-Druggie was probably prescribed shrink meds which are known to cause suicide.

I'm not a Scientoligist, but that Cult is right on that these "pills", disguised as medicine are really dangerous.

Notice how no "street drugs" are ever involved in these poor souls' suicides? Ironically, the legal poison is worse than the illegal poisons. And Big Pharma drug dealers and shrinks are laughing all the way to the bank! Gutless creeps that they are...

Psychiatry is a fraud, plain and simple and claims another victim. Unfortunately, as long as made up illness such as chemical imbalances and depression are accepted as fact and not fraud, these tragedies will continue to claim unsuspecting victims.

Peace

1586 days ago
54.

Dix Handley    

nueman, and to love and be loved and you're probably right, to be a banker!!!

1586 days ago
55.

hahahaha!    

No surprise. He always blamed his problems on everyone else never admitted to his pill popping as a drug problem. It think this whole 'flu' thing is just the body reaching it's last toxic state. Just like OD-ing on Tylenol, you feel sick, headaches, weak, nauseous then you body just quits, why would it be any different from someone polluting their bodies for years with strong prescription pain killers at some point the body just starts shutting down ... I'd guess the process of dying would probably make someone feel pretty sick.

1586 days ago
56.

The Seer    

Prescription narcotics abuse is epidemic in this country. Corey Haim's death is no big surprise. How many others have died today due to prescription drug abuse?

Very often untreated psychological disorders, depression being one, manifest as physical pain. Doctors prescribe painkillers, because it's easier to write that prescription instead of taking the time to address the patient's psychological issues and FOLLOW THROUGH with appropriate medical treatment and counseling.

Until there's a major reform in American medicine, and a complete change of thinking and approach to treating depression and other related disorders, unfortunately, we will continue to see Hollywood deaths, and thousands more who are not famous will continue to die as well.

I know. Clean two years. My heart goes out to Corey's mother and family.

1586 days ago
58.

Loca Steph    

OMG... I am so sad. He was my teenage crush. I had posters and every movie that I watched over and over. Shame on these doctors that keep prescribing medication. They should go to JAIL! What a waste of life. RIP COREY!! Hope he finally is at rest.

1586 days ago
59.

Dina    

RIP Corey. Loved you in Lucas & Lost Boys!!

1586 days ago
60.

Divashels    

R I P Corey he was a part of my growing up too jeez 38 I am 38 ....

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