Corey Haim, the fresh-faced ’80s child star, passed away from an apparent accidental overdose. Haim characterized the ’80s in a lot of ways: juvenile, empty and mindless fun. Laid back and goofy, he was the embodiment of boys-will-be-boys controlled chaos. But that doesn’t make a career. Unlike frequent onscreen BFF Corey Feldman, his persona didn’t have the same ironic endurance. Say what you will about the seemingly inevitable early deaths/personal tragedies of the faded child stars, I will stop, drop anything and watch The Lost Boys or License to Drive (check out a young Heather Graham in the trailer above) anytime they are on TV.

Posted 2010-03-10 14:37:54
who would have thought that Feldman would outlast Haim?!