Corey Haim Found Dead
Corey Haim, the 38 year-old former teen idol (you may remember, as I certainly do, that he fucking owned the heyday of Bop Magazine) and star of The Lost Boys and License to Drive, has died of what appears to be a drug overdose. Haim was apparently found in his mother's house and rushed to a Burbank hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2am. The actor has struggled with addictions to cocaine, crack and pills in the past.
This sad news comes just days after the Oscars, where a not-quite-intentional highlight was the strange mirror-phase collision that occurred, thanks to the tribute to the late John Hughes, between two generations of teen stars: the aged Brat Pack, and the current stars of High School Musical and Twilight. It's easy to joke about what Judd Nelson looks like in his 40s, and it's maybe even easier to joke about what Zac Efron will look like in his 40s (see: the casting of Matthew Perry's in 17 Again). But, um, whoops--a significant number of teen stars never make it to 40 at all.
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