Corey Haim’s autopsy has been completed, and drug abuse was not the cause of death.
Haim’s death began as a “suspected prescription medication overdose,” but toxicology tests “revealed no significant contributing factors” from drugs, the coroner reported.
Corey died from pneumonia. There was an extremely large amount” of swelling in Haim’s lungs.
Toxicology tests showed that Haim’s blood did have “low levels” of a list of drugs, including an antidepressant (Prozac), an antipsychotic (Olanzapine), diazepam (Valium), a muscle relaxer (Carisoprodol), a tranquilizer (meprobamate) and THC (a chemical in marijuana).
Haim also was taking a cough suppressant, antihistamine and ibuprofen.
“These medications are present in low levels and are non-contributory to death,” the autopsy report said.
Corey Haim died today at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. “As he got out of bed, he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees,” Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. His mother called paramedics. There was no evidence of foul play. Winter did confirm that there were four prescription bottles found in Haim’s apartment. He said that Haim’s body was “not in bad shape. He had been sick for the last couple of days with flu-like symptoms.”
Corey Haim’s acting career took off when he starred in the 1986 movie Lucas with Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder. Then in 1987, Haim starred in the movie The Lost Boys with Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland. This movie also began the famous partnership of “The Coreys” with Haim and Corey Feldman. They starred together in the 1988 movie License to Drive, and also in the 1989 movie Dream a Little Dream.
In 2007, both Coreys began a comeback with their reality show The Two Coreys, which aired on A&E. The show was canceled in July 2008.