Today, “The Two Coreys” have been reduced to one with the passing of Corey Haim, 38, disrupting the natural balance of life early this morning. The constant Jekyll to Corey Feldman’s Hyde, Haim reportedly died from an accidental drug overdose at his home in Burbank, CA.
Police are currently unsure of what Haim overdosed on and say that his mother was home at the time of his death. Haim is among the large stock of eighties teen idols, and starred in seven movies with Feldman, most notably vampire flick Lost Boys (a darker, badder-ass Twilight), high school drama Lucas, and License to Drive. Like many teen idols of the eighties, Haim’s popularity and appeal waned with roles in small budget and straight-to-video films in the early nineties. Still, in 2007 and 2008, A&E reunited the Corey’s for a reality series that followed Haim, unemployed, single and slovenly, as he moved in with Feldman, a clean-living adult and husband.
Haim wasn’t cut out for living in general, say nothing of clean living. Here’s a quote from him: “I think maybe ten years from now, I’m hopefully going to be, in like, Tahiti or something. Kicking back like in my huge mansion, if everything goes right. It’s all up to me.” Sad.