Corey Haim was introduced to acting when his mother enrolled him in acting classes to help him deal with a tremendous case of shyness. He didn’t take to the idea at first because he was simply more interested in things like hockey, playing music on his keyboard and collecting comics. He was, after all, just a kid. But one day his sister, Carol Haim urged him to join her when she was going to audition for a film role. He started to pay attention and went on to appear in several television commercials before getting his first break in a feature film. When he was just 11 years old his parents divorced which may explain some of his later teen years. For example, during the 1990s, Alyssa Milano, Nicole Eggert, Holly Fields, Victoria Beckham, and Cindy Guyer were all rumoured to be involved with Haim and he became engaged to three of them: Eggert, Fields, and Guyer. But nothing seemed to last and there were constant rumours about problems with drugs. In a 2007 interview with CNN’s Larry King, Haim called himself “a chronic relapser for the rest of my life.” It had been widely reported that he had been in and out of drug-rehab more than fifteen times. The cruelty of celebrity caught up to him after he moved back to Toronto in 2004, when The Thrills released a single titled, Whatever Happened to Corey Haim? What happened is that he just kept working. And, apparently, taking drugs. Corey Haim died of a reported drug overdose at a Burbank hospital after being taken by ambulance to the hospital from an apartment in Los Angeles. A few months later the results of an autopsy were released showing Haim had died of pneumonia complicated by an enlarged heart and narrowed blood vessels, while drugs found in his system played no role in his death, according to the Los Angeles County coroner.
The picture of Corey Haim was scanned from an original still in the Northernstars Collection.
Features & TV Movies:
The Dream Machine (1990)
Without Malice (TV-2000)
TV Series – Cast:The Edison Twins (1982)