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Actor Corey Haim dead at 38 [Updated]

March 10, 2010 |  5:50 am

Actor Corey Haim arrives at the 3rd Annual Avant Garde Fashion Show at Boulevard3 on March 19, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)The Los Angeles Police Department said Haim, 38, was pronounced dead after 3 a.m. at a Burbank hospital. He had been living in the San Fernando Valley.

Details of his death were not immediately available. The L.A. coroner's office was investigating. A police spokesman said more details would be available later.

Haim was a teen star in the 1980s in such movies as "The Lost Boys" and "License to Drive."

He struggled with drug problems but in recent years had attempted a comeback, starring in an A&E reality show called "The Two Coreys" with longtime friend and costar Corey Feldman.

Times TV critic Robert Lloyd described the show this way: "The premise seems to be this: Corey [Feldman] and his wife, Susie, have welcomed Corey [Haim] into their home in order to make a television show about, um, welcoming Corey Haim into their home. ... This arrangement supposedly has something to do with helping Corey H. get his career/life back on track -- clearly we're to regard him, and with some cause, as the more troubled of the two."

[Updated at 5:56 a.m.: KTLA News quoted police sources as saying detectives were looking into whether Haim died of a drug overdose.]

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Actor Corey Haim arrives at the 3rd Annual Avant Garde Fashion Show at Boulevard3 on March 19, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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