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Despite speculation, Corey Haim's death wasn't drug-related, coroner rules

Actor Corey Haim shown at a 2009 Hollywood fashion show. Credit: Getty Images Despite speculation that actor Corey Haim died of a drug overdose, an L.A. County coroner's office autopsy found that the former child actor died of pneumonia. Illegal drugs were not a factor, the coroner found.

"The toxicology report revealed no significant contributing factor," said the report, which also noted the 38-year-old actor had heart disease.

Haim, 38, was found unresponsive on March 11 at his mother's apartment. He later died at a hospital.

Los Angeles Police Department officials said his death appeared to be an accidental overdose. He had complained of flu-like symptoms before he died.

Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has cited Haim's case as an example of problems with prescription drug abuse.

In the weeks before his death from a suspected accidental overdose, Haim went "doctor shopping" and obtained at least 553 pills of powerful prescription medications from seven doctors and as many different pharmacies, Brown said.

Brown said Haim visited physicians at offices, urgent-care facilities and emergency rooms to obtain the potentially deadly collection of pills and on one occasion used an alias.

--Richard Winton


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Photo: Actor Corey Haim at a 2009 Hollywood fashion show. Credit: Getty Images

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So is Jerry Brown going to take back all his grandstanding about "doctor shopping" etc. While a worthwhile investigation into a "prescription drug" ring is warranted the fact of the matter is that Jerry Brown exploited the death of Corey Haim for his own political ends... shame on Jerry!

RIP Corey

Well, drug is a drug, ain't it?


Jerry Brown is a politician. Don't expect any honesty coming from his kind.

He will say moronic things if he thinks he can make some profit from the mob-mentality.

Corey has undergone enough scrutiny in the press. Let's remember him for the great actor he was and allow him to rest.

This can't come at a better time. Bye-bye, Jerry.

i love corey haim in all his movie my fav was lucas i been so depressed since his death r.i.p lucas bly



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