Corey Haim Died Of Natural Causes — Not Drug Overdose
On Tuesday, The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office issued a report detailing its findings in the death of ’80s child star Corey Haim. The coroner has ruled that Haim died of natural causes arising from complications after a bout with pneumonia — not a drug overdose, which was suspected in the days and weeks after Haim’s passing.
Haim rose to fame as a teen heartthrob in comedies like The Lost Boys and License To Drive before losing his empire to addiction.
The causes of death include diffuse alveolar damage (from respiratory distress), pneumonia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening of the heart muscle) with coronary arteriosclerosis. A toxiocology report came back clean of all illegal substances and revealed “no significant contributing factors.”
Haim was found dead in the Los Angeles apartment he shared with his cancer-stricken mother in the early morning hours of March 10. He was 38.