His family says the troubled child star’s death came at a time when he was seeking help to kick his longtime drug addiction. What went wrong?
Former child actor Corey Haim collapsed March 10, 2010, at the Burbank, Calif. apartment he shared with his mother, who was undergoing cancer treatment. Haim was 38 at the time of his death, and preliminary reports from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office show he had pneumonia, an enlarged heart and water in his lungs. Toxicology reports, due to be released in several weeks, will determine if a drug overdose or drug reaction was to blame for his death.
An arrest has already been made in connection with the investigation of Haim’s death, CNN.com has reported. No details are being released, but it’s believed to be related to the pharmacy records found following the actor’s death that show he procured thousands of prescription pills from dozens of doctors in the past year.
Prescriptions filled by Haim in the weeks before his death included the powerful prescription painkillers Vicodin and Valium. OxyContin, Soma and Norco were also reportedly among the many pills he obtained in 2009.
Just weeks before his death, Haim began seeing an addiction specialist to help completely kick his dependence, according to his manager, Mark Heaslip.
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