11 Mar 2010

Lost Boys actor Corey Haim dies

10:16 pm on 11 March 2010

Actor Corey Haim, who starred in the movie The Lost Boys, has died aged 38.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles coroner's office says the actor died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Providence St Joseph Medical Centre.

A post-mortem will determine the cause of death and no other details have been released as yet, the BBC says.

The Canadian-born star's first role was in the 1984 hit Firstborn. In recent years, he appeared in reality TV show The Two Coreys.

The series also starred Haim's friend Corey Feldman. Both have battled drug problems in the past.

In recent years, Haim had spoken to press about his battle with addiction.

After Firstborn, Haim landed a role in the 1985 TV movie A Time to Live and also appeared in several episodes of the TV show Roomies.

He went on to become a teen heartthrob after starring in the 1986 film Lucas, alongside Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder.

Haim starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys, about a group of friends who do battle with a band of teenage vampires.