"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.
Canadian born Corey was at the top of his game in The
If you do an image search, you'll see the many faces of Haim - from the cute
little kid below, to the well... We all go through changes in our
appearance, but with child stars, it's riveting.
before-and-after pictures are like crack cocaine.
Oh yeah, speaking of...
Haim habitually used pot, coke and crack
cocaine. Shortly before his death he was approached
to participate in the television show Celebrity Rehab. Haim was insulted.
"It's the last show I would do."
Um... not quite. The last project he was involved with was called The Dead
Sea - an underwater zombie movie. In his contract he demanded that the set be "clean"
- as in
drug and alcohol free.
"I did date Victoria Beckham. When she kisses she does this funny
thing. She does this gnaw thing. She liked to gnaw on my lip."
Corey Haim claimed
to have been molested when he was 14. This understandably altered his
thought process and attitude towards a lot of things. Sex can be enticing,
but most kids that age aren't emotionally equipped to deal with it. It throws a wrench in your
life, and Haim had a whole set of wrenches. Corey Feldman said, ""I
can tell you that the number one problem in Hollywood was, and is, and always
will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry...
it's all done under the radar. It's the big secret. There are so many people in
this industry who have gotten away with it for so long that they feel they're
above the law. And that's got to change, that's got to stop."
During Haim's well documented downfall, he
needed money. He would call Hollywood memorabilia dealers and ask if there was
any interest in "Haim" items, and once even resorted to selling his
hair and teeth on Ebay. Yes. So... ultimately... Corey Haim's body
parts contributed to Meg Whitman's failed campaign for Governor of California.
Corey and his mother Judy were renting a 2 bedroom unit (#R204) at the Oakwood Apartments
month to month rent.
The Oakwood is already on our radar because Rick James died here on August 6, 2004 of cardiac failure. Natural causes.
Natural in that way that decades of abusing drugs can cause a natural heart
attack. Rick James' blood was festooooooooned with drugs, bitch.
Aside from the constant battle with substance
abuse, Corey had been diagnosed with a heart murmur. The day before his death, he
was in bed all day with a fever and a cough. Mom gave Corey some tea and
vegetable soup. Haim was taking Robituson and Advil every 4 hours, and she
gave him Tylenol for his fever. Late in the evening, Corey asked her to
lay with him because he wasn't feeling well. She held his hand and fell
asleep. How beautiful and fortunate for Corey. He got to spend his
last hours in his loving mother's arms. We should all be so fortunate.
When I was wandering around the complex, I spotted
the Haim balcony from the outside of Building
I imagined how many cigarettes had been stubbed out there, and half
expected to see a coffee can spilling over with butts.
Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on March 10 (Not 11 - thanks Death Hags! I
goofed!), Corey woke up to use the toilet. Upon his return to
the room he fell to his knees. Mom asked him what was wrong, and Corey didn't
respond. She got him back into bed, and his eyes rolled back and his body began shaking. She
made this horrible 911
call and was advised to perform CPR.
Paramedics arrived and worked on Haim for about
20 minutes. Corey was taken out this
door and down the hallway
and taken to St. Josephs
He still had a heartbeat upon arrival.
Corey's heart stopped a couple of times and he was brought back, but at 2:15a.m. he was pronounced dead.
He was 38 years old.
Mother Judy went home. There were skads of prescription bottles in the drawer next to
Corey's bed. She emptied all the bottles into the toilet because she didn't want
them falling into the wrong hands. She didn't know that there would be a
Meanwhile, Haim's body was checked in at the County Coroner
office at 6:05 a.m.
Couple of things to note: Corey's tattoos: "Thou Sall Not Fall" and "LB
12" and a flying bat - these were all on his right shoulder. On his left arm was
"The Haimster" and on his chest was a clown face with flames.
There was a bat on his right shoulder, a set of paws on his right forearm, a bat
on his left wrist, and the numbers 2 2 2 on his outer right leg.
Corey got the celebrity VIP treatment at the
Coroner, spending his first dead night in this caged cooler.
Instead of a large public memorial service, about 30 of
Corey's friends gathered in a restaurant in Marina del Rey. Guests
included Corey Feldman, Todd Bridges, Nicole Eggert, Robyin Lively and former
Playmate Julie McCullough. It was described as a "reunion" with
lots of picture taking, talking and sharing.
On that day, the other Corey
(Feldman) had the same number 2 2 2 tattooed on himself in a tribute Haim. He wouldn't divulge what it symbolized.
I know that when I lived in Detroit, we used to drive over the border to Canada
to buy 222s
- pain relief codeine tablets. Fabulous. "Nobody will
understand the magic" of the number," said Feldman. Just a theory.
On May 4, 2010 the official cause of death was released.
So despite the fact that Corey may have been ingesting up to 600
prescription pills a week, had decades of substance abuse issues, had low levels
of at least 8 drugs, prescription and over-the-counter, as well as pot in his
he died of natural causes.
Must be something in the walls at the Oakwood
Corey Haim died broke. Zippo. His mother accepted donations for his
funeral/burial, in Canada. A company called Startifacts (Haim used to
market his memorabilia through them) coughed up 20 grand. There is a report that the funeral home already paid the bill and the money was used to pay his
mom's (breast cancer) medical bills, so Startifacts put a stop payment on the
check. Honestly, this woman just can't get a break.
Corey is in a hole at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Caryn and Paul sends this
picture of the grave shortly after burial.
There is now a proper stone marking his
Up to 20 doctors were subpoenaed in connection with prescribing Haim drugs.