Coroner: Drugs Didn't Cause Corey Haim's Death
Corey Haim died from natural causes and a drug test “revealed no significant contributing factors” in his death, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced Tuesday.
The coroner attributed the cause of death to three things: 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 former teen heartthrob, 38, who collapsed in front of his mother at her L.A. apartment on March 10, had suffered from flu-like symptoms in the days before his death, the coroner said. He had been caring for his mother, Judy, who’s battling breast cancer.
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On the day he died, police mentioned an overdose as a possible cause of death, but the coroner now confirms that drugs weren’t a factor.
Meanwhile, a California Attorney General investigation revealed last month that Haim had unlawfully obtained 553 pills in the weeks before he died. It was previously announced that an arrest was made of a suspect tied to a criminal prescription drug ring linked to Haim.
Haim, who had battled substance abuse issues for years, was laid to rest in his hometown of Toronto on March 16.