LOS ANGELES - Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in "Lucas" and "The Lost Boys" whose career was blighted by drug abuse, has died. He was 38.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death and there were no other details, she said. Police Sgt. Michael Kammert said there's no evidence of foul play.
Haim had flulike symptoms before he died and was getting over-the-counter and prescription medications, Police Sgt. William Mann said. The cause of death is unknown, Mann said.
"He could have succumbed to whatever [illness] he had or it could have been drugs. Who knows?" Mann said. "He has had a drug problem in the past."
Haim was taken by ambulance to the hospital from an apartment in Los Angeles near Burbank.
Haim was staying with his cancer-stricken mother, Judy, in the famed Oakwood Apartments (site of Rick James' death in 2006), when he collapsed.
"He had flu-like symptoms," Los Angeles County assistant chief coroner Ed Winter told E! Online. "He got out of bed at 1:30. He started to walk and went to his knees, and his mom helped him back onto the bed. He became unresponsive within about a minute or so. She called paramedics and they transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15."
The Toronto-born actor got his start in television commercials at 10. His career peaked and he became a teen heartthrob with his roles in the 1986 movie "Lucas," and "The Lost Boys," in which he battled vampires.
In recent years, he appeared in the A&E reality TV show "The Two Coreys" with his friend Corey Feldman. It was canceled in 2008 after two seasons. Feldman later said Haim's drug abuse strained their working and personal relationships.
In a 2007 interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Haim called himself "a chronic relapser for the rest of my life."
Corey Haim's notable film and TV credits:
A Time to Live (1985, TV movie)
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Roomies (1987, TV series)
The Lost Boys (1987)
License to Drive (1988)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Merlin: The Quest Begins (1998, TV movie)
The Two Coreys (2007-08, TV reality show)
Crank: High Voltage (2009)