Corey Haim the star of The Lost Boys and Lucas has died aged 38.
After a bright career as a child actor look set for big things Corey found it difficult to maintain the momentum of his early promise.
The nineties were a disaster for Haim with almost every film he made going straight to video. This led to a new millennium marked by stints in rehab as he tried to get his life and film future sorted. The sad thing is that this year was stacking up to be his best for years with 10 projects lined up. Some of these are already in the can and are reported to be some of his best work.
A spokeswoman for LAPD said Corey Haim passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Providence St Joseph Medical Centre.
Unconfirmed sources report Haim collapsed in the bedroom of his mother's apartment and four prescription bottles were found nearby.
A post-mortem will determine the cause of death and no other details have been released as yet.