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Tribute: Corey Haim

posted by Nell Minow

In “Lucas,” Corey Haim played a smart, sensitive boy who has bravado but struggles to find confidence, ultimately finding the hope of love and a place to be himself. I wish his real life had as happy an ending. For decades, this talented actor and his friend Corey Feldman were better known for failures off-camera, and then on-camera in their can-they-make-a reality show, “The Two Coreys.” And now he is dead of an apparent drug overdose. He is probably best remembered for a vampire film, “The Lost Boys.” Today, that title feels sadly apt. “Lucas” is an outstanding family film, and I am glad we have that to remember him by.

  • Wendy

    This is so sad. He’s my age. Between this and Andrew Koenig, there go a little bit of my teenage years. I remember Cory Haim best from the goofy sitcom “Roomies” that lasted only 8 episodes.

  • Dustin Putman

    Just a correction–his name is spelled Corey Haim. Very sad, indeed. :-(

  • rkjmd

    RIP Lucas. That was a great movie.

  • kelly ann

    RIP Corey we all will miss you, and loved you.

  • Bonne’-louisiana

    Feels like I lost a close friend. Corey Haim played such a major role in my childhood. My brothers and I will always remember him and hold him in our hearts. RIP brotha

  • mike

    One of my all time favorite actors from my early teen years. Thanks for the memories Cory.

  • Barb

    This is so tragic and sad….Corey was so young….it is heartbreaking to see young, talented people lose their lives this way…my heart goes out to Corey’s family and loved ones. Drugs have had a devastating effect on this nation and the world. A very sad part of our history and an irretrievable loss of life.

  • Your Name

    Wow cant even beleve it ! Wish I could of helped him . What a losss . Can we rewind all this ! How abought we get the f**K who sold that s**t to him knowing how he was with it !! Thanks dirt bag ! All for money ! Rest now old friend you are in gods hands .

  • wendy

    i love cory so much and i been trying to kind him for years and i didnt care for his money just him self and now he is with nthe angles now. and he will be missed he was my love and i wish that i could of find him in time i blame myself for hims dead and iam so sorry that i couldnt find him.i been looking for him sents i was a kid he is a great actor fo all times so my love is gone forever now. love wendy

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks for all these wonderful tributes to Corey. It is a great comfort to know that so many people share the sense of loss and sadness.

  • Robert…….usa

    i grew up watching Cory’s films as a matter a fact my children and i just watched silver bullet this evening and they loved it just the same as i did when i watched it for the first time…..i will keep his memory alive,but i along with millions of others will miss him dearly…….RIP CORY

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thank you, Robert! I am so glad to hear from another Cory fan. All best to you and your family.

  • erin lawlor

    I love Corey Haim ! I wish we dated . I miss you like crazy Corey! RIP Corey, the most beautiful teen idol! You will be in my heart forever ! Knowing you are gone is killing me and knowing we could have been together as a couple is also killing me. RIP Corey Haim my love, my darling, Goodbye!

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