Remembering Actor Corey Haim Actor Corey Haim died in California at the age of 38. The Canadian-born actor rose to fame in the 1980s with the movies Lucas and the Lost Boys. He often starred alongside his friend Corey Feldman and the two became teen idols known as "the Two Coreys." Later, Haim struggled with drugs and never had an acting comeback.

Remembering Actor Corey Haim

Remembering Actor Corey Haim

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Actor Corey Haim died in California at the age of 38. The Canadian-born actor rose to fame in the 1980s with the movies Lucas and the Lost Boys. He often starred alongside his friend Corey Feldman and the two became teen idols known as "the Two Coreys." Later, Haim struggled with drugs and never had an acting comeback.

ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

A moment now to remember a Hollywood star, a teen idol whose acting career was brief but memorable.

Corey Haim died early this morning in Burbank, California. If you were a teenager or a 20-something in the '80s, you knew Corey Haim. He was one-half of "The Two Coreys," the other being Corey Feldman.

Born in Toronto in 1971, Corey Haim began acting when he was 10 and found fame with roles in the movie "Lucas" and the 1987 hit "The Lost Boys."

(Soundbite of film, "The Lost Boys")

Mr. COREY HAIM (Actor): (As Sam) Mom.

Ms. DIANNE WIEST (Actor): (As Lucy) But I know this is - Sam, what are you trying to (unintelligible)?

Mr. HAIM: (As Sam) Mom, listen, I've got to tell you something. It's real important. Santa Carla is crawling with vampires, Mom.

Ms. WIEST: (As Lucy) Excuse me.

Mr. HAIM: (As Sam) Mom, I'm serious.

NORRIS: After "The Lost Boys," Haim continued to act in film and television, but he'd never return to the glory of the '80s. Instead, he became a star of the tabloids as he struggled with drug abuse. He later acknowledged that drugs had hurt his career.

In 2007, he reunited with Corey Feldman on the A&E reality show "The Two Coreys."

(Soundbite of TV program, "The Two Coreys")

Mr. COREY FELDMAN (Actor): Our friendship is broken. I don't know if it can be fixed.

Mr. HAIM: You're being fake and pretentious.

Mr. FELDMAN: Selfishness.

Mr. HAIM: Controlling.

Mr. FELDMAN: Incredibly immature.

NORRIS: That show lasted just two seasons. Today, Corey Feldman wrote this about his friend on his personal blog: This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul who will always be my brother, family and best friend.

Los Angeles police say Corey Haim was experiencing flu-like symptoms, but left open the possibility of a drug overdose. He was 38 years old.

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