Following actor Corey Haim’s death from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 38, the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office told MTV News that it will conduct an investigation and examination, including an autopsy.
Calls to both the coroner’s office and the North Hollywood police department, however, revealed contradictory information about the timeline of Haim’s death early Wednesday morning. The police department told MTV News that he was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank around 3:30 a.m. PT and was declared dead at 3:38 a.m.; the coroner’s office told MTV News that he was declared dead at 2:15 a.m.
At press time, the Corner’s office was unable to provide information about when the autopsy would take place nor when any findings would be released. Toxicology tests can typically take up to six weeks before results are completed and made public.
that law enforcement sources have confirmed Haim died of a drug overdose and that his mother discovered him at his apartment complex and called 911. The site also cited unnamed law-enforcement sources as saying prescription-medication bottles were found near his body, and that Haim’s mother said the actor had struggled with prescription drug addiction for years. TMZ also said the LAPD has opened up an investigation into his death.
Born in 1971, Haim rose to Hollywood fame through a string of ’80s films like “Silver Bullet,” “Lucas,” “License to Drive” and “The Lost Boys.” He struggled with substance abuse issues throughout his career. In recent years, though, he seemed to make something of a comeback, starring alongside frequent co-star Corey Feldman on an A&E reality show, “The Two Coreys,” for two seasons. He also made a cameo in a sequel to “The Lost Boys,” “Lost Boys: The Tribe,” in which he reprised his role as Sam Emerson.