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One year ago: former teen idol Corey Haim

March 10, 2011 |  6:00 am

HaimTwo decades after being hailed as a teen idol and a promising actor, Corey Haim was on a reality television show with a familiar costar.

Haim, whose 1980s roles included "Lucas" and "The Lost Boys," was reunited in 2007 with fellow former child actor Corey Feldman on an A&E reality show called "The Two Coreys." They worked together in "The Lost Boys," among several films.

Haim had a long struggle with drugs. "I lived in L.A. in the '80s which was not the best place to be," he told Britain's the Sun in 2004. "I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack."

When Haim died a year ago at age 38, police first said the cause was an apparent overdose. "This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul," Corey Feldman said at the time on his blog.

Nearly two months after Haim's death, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said the actor died of pneumonia and had an enlarged heart.

Haim was born in Toronto in 1971 and started working in commercials at 10. His role in "Lucas" as a teenager in love with an older girl was "one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters of any age of any recent movie," critic Roger Ebert wrote.

Other roles included the movies "Murphy's Romance" and "License to Drive" and the television series "Roomies."


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--Keith Thursby


Photo: Corey Haim in the 1987 NBC comedy "Roomies." Credit: Associated Press