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Corey Haim Dead At 38.

     My wife told me as we were eating breakfast this morning that Corey Haim died.  I asked if it was drugs (big shocker there), she said of course, and my 10 year old wanted to know who Corey Haim was.  I tried to tell her, but titles like The Lost Boys, Lucas, and Licensed To Drive fell onto deaf ears.  I had to cite Goonies to make her realize who his other half, Corey Feldman, is. 

     There’s a reason she didn’t know who he was;  he has been culturally obsolete since what?  1989?  In fact, we have heard about Corey Haim on just two occasions; when Corey Feldman flirted with fame a few years back on one of those ridiculous reality shows, and when he went into treatment for the drug addiction that finally got him.  (although he did also pop up for a minute the second time he checked in.  And the third.  And fourth…. yeah, you get the picture.  Fifteen times in all. 

     But now he managed to drug himself into oblivion, and off we go on the customary sainting of the deceased former celebrities.  Is it sad that he died?  Of course.  But this is the same old story.  Famous kid, world on a tray, no time to save money, decades of drug addiction.  It isn’t even original.  While some of us out here struggle to pay our mortgages, and sodiers give their lives daily for (apparently) our right to live in a country where something as insignificant as a drug addict who burned through his 15 minutes with nothing to show for it constitutes a big deal.

     Its sad, yes.  But nothing I’ll lose any sleep over.  I like Lost Boys as much as anyone.  But Corey Haim was a dope fiend and a bum.  No sympathy here for him.

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  • Wiggles18 on Mar 10, 2010

    When I heard this, I remembered him more being mocked on “Robot Chicken”, than from what he did in the past. Because it was so long ago.

  • Inna Tysoe on Mar 10, 2010

    Thanks for that.

  • amandeep13 on Mar 10, 2010

    Awesome Stuff.

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  • MCA on Mar 11, 2010

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  • J.N.R Dutton on Mar 11, 2010

    Well M, it is sad he died and during his “15 minutes” he was a good actor as for his addictions I don’t think anyone has tried excusing them as you seem to think, but at the same time we are all fallible so who are we to point the “holier than thou” finger at someone else? Just a reminder “let he who is without sin cast the 1st stone”

    Anyway, take care

  • walizz on Mar 11, 2010

    who was he? never heard of him before..:)

  • desertsister on Mar 12, 2010

    Such a tragic life journey. Good article…liked it!

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