Reports: Corey Haim's mom says actor died of enlarged heart, other health issues
L.A. County coroner’s officials said Friday that the cause of death of actor Corey Haim was still being investigated, and they declined to confirm reports that Haim had an enlarged heart, pulmonary congestion and water in his lungs when he died.
“We are not confirming anything,” said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. “The cause of death is still pending.”
Toxicology reports could take two months, coroner’s officials said. Winter said “preliminary [autopsy] information” had been released to Judy Haim, the deceased actor’s mother, and she may have released details to the media.
According to wire reports, Judy Haim told the entertainment news show "Access Hollywood" that her son had an enlarged heart, pulmonary congestion and water in his lungs when he collapsed.
The Associated Press reported Friday that authorities recovered four prescription drug bottles bearing Haim’s name, “but found nothing illegal while investigating his death.”
Haim, who was known to have battled drug addiction for years, died Wednesday at his mother’s Burbank apartment. He was 38 years old.
--Ann M. Simmons