Four Narcotics Were Prescribed To Corey Haim Just Days Before Death
As Hollywood continues to deal with the death of 80's teen idol Corey Haim, information about his life leading up to his sudden death yesterday morning are starting to emerge.
Haim had been living with his cancer-stricken mother, whom he was helping as she went through treatment. She was home when he collapsed a few minutes before 1:00 am Wednesday morning. Haim had been suffering from cold or flu-like symptoms prior to his death, but nothing that was deemed life threatening.
According to friends, including close friend and fellow actor Corey Feldman, Haim was trying very hard to get his life back on track after years of serious substance abuse, in particular, prescription meds.
A new report at TMZ states police discovered four powerful medications in Haim's name from his mother's apartment which had been prescribed to the recovering drug addict just days before his death. The drugs found were "hydrocodone (Vicodin), diazepam (Valium), haloperidol (an antipsychotic med) and Soma (a muscle relaxer)," and they had been prescribed by a "prominent Los Angeles psychiatrist."
We will have to wait for word from the coroner's office as to the official cause of death. However, this sounds reminiscent of several high profile celebrity deaths like Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and Brittany Murphy, all who died from accidental overdoses from prescription meds. Strangely, they all were suffering from what were described as flu-like symptoms or were having difficulties sleeping.
Once again, I think an inquiry needs to be made into this connection.