Corey Haim Was “Destitute,” Refused ‘Celeb Rehab’

by | March 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM | Celebrities, TV News

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in 2007 (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in 2007 (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Although it’s an unfortunate familiar tale, Hollywood was rattled by the death of another young star when ‘Lost Boys‘ star Corey Haim, 38, died Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose.

His friend and former costar Corey Feldman, who calls Corey his “brother,” revealed some of the sad details of Haim’s final days on ‘Larry King Live‘ Wednesday night.

According to Feldman, Corey was “very broke, very destitute” and was living in an apartment with his mother, who is battling breast cancer. “He didn’t even have a car,” Feldman adds. Haim had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1997, according to Us Weekly.

Haim was helping to care for his 61-year-old mother Judy, who is devastated over her son’s death. “This is all shocking,” Haim’s agent Haim’s agent Mark Heaslip tells People. “She is taking this very, very hard.”

The struggling actor “had nobody to turn to,” says Feldman, who lashed out a bit in expressing his grief to Larry King.

“I appreciate the fact that everybody really cares and — and is trying to show their expression of sorrow right now, but at the end of the day, Larry, where were all these people the last 10 years, the last 15 years of Corey’s life?” he said.

What’s even more tragic is that Haim reportedly didn’t think he needed help.

In another sad twist, TMZ reports that Haim had been approached within the last 10 days of his life by the VH1 show, ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.’

Sources claim Corey was “extremely defensive and insulted, saying, ‘It’s the last show I’d ever do.’”

The brief conversation with reps for the show ended with Corey saying, “I do not need help.”

The death of the ’80s teen heartthrob adds Corey Haim to the list of young stars “ravaged by drugs” in “tragic Hollywood tradition.”

Corey Feldman Remembers His Pal Corey Haim:

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