Coroner discovers Corey Haim did not die from drug use

According to People, the coroner assigned to Corey Haim’s death found that drugs did not contribute to the actor’s tragic March 10 death. Instead, Haim was found to have passed away from “damage to the air sacs in his lungs, pneumonia, and a hardening of his heart muscle with plaque build-up within the blood vessels.” The actor had been suffering flu-like symptoms prior to collapsing in his mother’s L.A. apartment.


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  • mel

    Huh, and I would have bet money it was drugs.

    • e4ia

      Even though he didn’t die from an overdose, years of hard drug use is what caused all those conditions that he ultimately died from. Very tragic if he was trying to get his life back together but it was too late from all the damage that was done from the years before.

      • Sheesh

        Not buying it at all. Obviously years of drug use wore his butt down. Same difference.

  • callie

    Isn’t this similar to how Brittany Murphy and Casey Johnson died? What the heck is going on out there?

  • Stacie

    Maybe this is a fancy way of explaining a life of hard-living. I would think that years of dietting (sp?) and drug use doesn’t make for a healthy path to old age.

  • clandrith

    Now people can STFU about Haim dying of an overdose. Certainly the years of drug use took a toll on his health and were a contributory factor in Haim’s early demise. However, all of the people who speculated that Haim overdosed (and then took to the Internet to post their nasty comments) can SUCK it. I wasn’t a Haim fan, as the only two movies of his I’ve seen are Lost Boys and Lucas, but I was appalled at the ridiculously nasty and speculative comments that were posted immediately following his death.

    • pinkp

      clandrith… I agree people didn’t need to be so cruel with there comments. Per the LA county coroner one of the conditions Corey died from was “a hardening of his heart muscle with plaque build-up within the blood vessels” (a genetic condition that results in thickening of the lower heart muscle) Genetic means it was something he was born with. I did hear him say in an interview about being born with a heart condition. I just wish this would have been treated properly before it was to late. Alot of people are born with heart conditions or other conditions that never do drugs and sadly die way to young too. In the end it doesn’t really matter how he died it’s just really sad to me that he died and so young. He was such a handsome, sweet guy who just wanted to be loved and be a star like he once was. He did have that for awhile but then Hollywood forgot about him and moved on to the next star. Myself along with alot of his other fans did not forget about him. I just hope his family can finally have some peace now. Corey you are gone but not forgotten.. RIP

    • Sue1

      I completely agree.

  • Zach

    Well, I wonder where this damage came from…

  • Mr T

    I would imagine that smoking crack creates quite a lot of damage to the air sacs in your lungs

  • Das Boot

    Um…damaged air sacs, hardened heart muscle…those are a direct result of drug use.

    • NoChance

      C’mon, don’t you guys understand the meaning if the word “genetic”?

      • sam

        Someone with a genetic heart condition would generally avoid drug abuse, as this would certainly not help the condition. I understand that he had a problem that was hard to address, but to say that it was totally genetic is to avoid the truth of his former lifestyle. I am sorry for his family, but people should not get the idea that drug abuse is harmless.

  • Lizzie

    Then lets just say he died at an early age from the effects of long term drug ues. Sure, his cause of death wasn’t an overdose, but it WAS because of drug use.

    • And…

      …somehow this seems to make you happy, as if it had been just the pneumonia you would have been, what, disappointed?

  • Heather2

    I am sooooo glad to hear this. He was doing so well and was beginning to make a comeback. All people wanted to remember him for was the bad things. I’m glad that he left this world on somewhat of a positive note.

  • DeDe

    sounds like years of drug use-Sad

  • ricky

    I think we really need to hear from the coroner what this “genetic” condition was.
    My father died from lung cancer as a result of years of smoking but the cause of death listed on the death certificate was “natural causes”

    • And…

      Why do we need to hear anything from the coroner? Why does it matter? He’s gone. Let him be.

  • Adam

    YEAH, RIIIIIIIIIGHT.

  • BGNW

    A 38 year young male who abused drugs from childhood up to the day of his death; then coroner declares the drugs did not contribute to his death, but from natural causes…!!

    This “sad & idiotic declaration” says more about the coroner rather than the decedent…

  • SenorDD

    And what do you think the cause of that “damage to the air sacs in his lungs, pneumonia, and a hardening of his heart muscle with plaque build-up within the blood vessels” is? That’s right, years and years of drugs. This kinda thing doesn’t just happen over night.

  • Das Boot

    It’s saying a 300 pound man died of diabetes and that over eating had nothing to do with it.

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