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Corey Haim
Birth: Dec. 23, 1971
Ontario, Canada
Death: Mar. 10, 2010
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He is best remembered for his 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. His best-known role was alongside actor Corey Feldman in "The Lost Boys," which made him a household name. Known as 'The Two Coreys', the duo became 1980s icons and appeared together in seven movies, later starring in the A&E reality show "The Two Coreys." He had difficulties breaking away from his experience as a teen actor, and was troubled by drug addiction throughout his later career. Born Corey Ian Haim, his father was a salesman and his mother was an Israeli-born data processor. His mother enrolled him in drama lessons in improv and mime to help him overcome his shyness, and accidentally fell into the film industry after accompanying Carol to her auditions. At the age of ten, he broke into acting by playing the role of 'Larry' in the Canadian children's educational comedy television series "The Edison Twins," which ran from 1982 until 1986. In 1984 he made his feature film debut in the thriller "Firstborn" with Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. as a boy whose family comes under threat from his mother's violent boyfriend, played by Peter Weller. In 1985 he appeared in minor roles in "Secret Admirer" and "Murphy's Romance." The same year he obtained the leading role in "Silver Bullet," Stephen King's feature adaptation of his own lycanthropic novella, playing a paraplegic teen living in Tarker's Hill, Maine, who warns his uncle (played by Gary Busey) that their town is being terrorized by a werewolf. He began to gain industry recognition, earning his first Young Artist Award as an Exceptional Young Actor starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week for the NBC television movie "A Time to Live," in which he played Liza Minnelli's dying son. His breakout role came in 1986 when he starred alongside Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder as the titular character in "Lucas," a coming-of-age story about first love and teen angst, which centers on an intelligent misfit who struggles for acceptance after falling for a cheerleader. He was nominated for an Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama, at the Young Artist Awards for his performance in "Lucas," and film critic Roger Ebert gave him a glowing review. Following "Lucas," he moved to Los Angeles and starred in the short-lived 1987 television series "Roomies" alongside Burt Young. In 1987 he had a featured role as Sam Emerson, the younger of two brothers, a comic-reading teen turned vampire hunter in Joel Schumacher's "The Lost Boys." The young cast included Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and Coey Feldman. The film was well received by most critics and is regarded as a 1980s classic. His performance earned him another Young Artist Award nomination as Best Young Male Superstar in a Motion Picture. His next film was "License to Drive" co-starring Feldman and Heather Graham, in which he played the lead role of 'Les', whose love life is crippled by a lack of a car, and who achieves his wish-fulfillment fantasy of turning his life around on one wild night. The film won him a second Young Artist Award and tied Feldman for the Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy award. He and Feldman next teamed in the metaphysical romantic comedy "Dream a Little Dream," in which he played 'Dinger', a student with moussed hair and ripped jeans who walked with a cane after his mother ran over his leg in her Volvo, but who still managed to remain confident. By this time, he became involved with alcohol and drugs, and became addicted to crack cocaine. In 1989 he attempted to stop his addiction by going cold turkey but later that year he entered a rehab program. In 1990 he co-starred with Patricia Arquette in the science fiction film "Prayer of the Rollerboys," performing many of his own stunts in a tale of a teen who goes undercover to expose a racist gang leader. However, his problems with drugs continued and he began to lose his core audience. In 1991 he starred in "Dream Machine," "Oh, What a Night,' and "The Double 0 Kid." The following year he appeared in the erotic thriller "Blown Away." In February 1993 he was arrested for threatening his business manager, Michael Bass. Initially investigated as a terrorist threat (a felony), his charge was downgraded to the misdemeanor of exhibiting a replica handgun in a threatening manner. Later that year, he starred in a full motion video game called "Double Switch," which was released for the Sega CD and later for the Sega Saturn, as well as for the home computer. Over the next two years, he released sequels to two of his older films, 1994's "Fast Getaway II" along with "National Lampoon's Last Resort," 1995's "Life 101," and another sequel, "Dream a Little Dream 2." In 1995 he also unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of 'Robin' in Joel Schumacher's "Batman Forever." In 1996 he starred in four more direct-to-video films with Feldman, "Snowboard Academy," "Demolition High," "Fever Lake," and "Busted." Feldman was forced to fire him after he refused to curtail his drug use and was inconsistent on set. He then had a minor role in the television film "Merlin: The Quest Begins." In 1997 he appeared in comedy film "Never Too Late and "Demolition University." The same year, he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with over $200,000 in debts and assets totaling less than $50,000. In 2000 he attempted a comeback with the direct-to-video thriller "Without Malice," with Jennifer Beals and Craig Sheffer. He hoped that playing the role of an ex-addict who conceals a murder with his sister's fiancé would offer him a transition from teen fare. During the filming, he exhibited strange behavior, in which he would halt production to call his home and check if his dog was dead, and sudden medical incidents required the filling of emergency prescriptions. He entered rehab 15 different times for his drug addiction and was occasionally admitted to hospitals because of his drug use. In 2001 he was the subject of an "E! True Hollywood Story" that aired on October 17, showing him living in an apartment above a garage in Santa Monica, California with his mother. He was disoriented and unintelligible for some of his interviews. Later, during an interview on "Larry King Live" about his period out of the spotlight, he stated that he did not leave his apartment for three and a half years, and his weight ballooned to 302 pounds. By 2004 he appeared to have overcome his drug habit after his mother persuaded him to return to Toronto with her and resettle there. In 2006 he was ranked Number 8 on VH1's "Greatest Teen Stars." In December of that year, he began taping a reality show titled "The Two Coreys," which reunited him with Feldman. The show premiered on television's A&E Network on July 29, 2007, with a second season starting on June 22, 2008. Although acknowledged as partially scripted, the show eventually took on a darker life of its own after he relapsed and his prescription drug abuse became apparent. The disintegrating relationship between the former best friends prompted a six-month hiatus before the start of the second season. He was nominated for a Viewer's Choice Award at the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards in Canada for his role in the show. While filing the show, he had an automobile accident while under the influence of drugs, and walked out for good on the show's psychiatrist. A&E then canceled "The Two Coreys" midway through its second season in July 2008. In July 2008, he completed filming on the gambling comedy "Shark City" in Toronto. By that time, he had become destitute and homeless in Los Angeles. He was taken in by singer-songwriter G Tom Mac, who wrote "Cry Little Sister" for "The Lost Boys" soundtrack. They developed an idea for a reality show called "Lost Boy Found," that documented his addiction and recovery through music at Mac's studio, where he had been given a place to stay. Mac pledged that if he stayed clean, he would allow him to come on tour and perform with him. A pilot was filmed but the show was not picked up. In 2009 he appeared in the action film "Crank: High Voltage. He completed two films scheduled for a 2010 release, the thriller "American Sunset," in which he played a man who is abducted in the search for his missing wife, and "Decisions," in which his character is a cop working with troubled kids. On March 10, 2010 he collapsed at his home and was pronounced dead at the hospital at the age of 38. He had been ill with flu-like symptoms for two days before his death. A doctor called on him and took his temperature, but did not suspect any serious problems. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's report, he died of diffuse alveolar damage and pneumonia, coupled with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and coronary arteriosclerosis, and ruled it a natural death. The Coroner also ruled that drugs were not a significant contributing factor to his death. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
Pardes Shalom Cemetery
York Regional Municipality
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Plot: Elm Road, Phase 5, Section JJJJJ
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