The L.A. County Coroner has released the report on Corey Haim’s death, and despite previous reports and assumptions, the actor’s demise was not caused by drugs.
The cause of death is listed as “natural.”
Haim died of natural causes from “community-acquired pneumonia” that damaged his lungs, and was complicated by an enlarged heart and narrowed blood vessels.
Low levels of eight drugs, including a prescription muscle relaxant, were found in Haim’s system along with marijuana, coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said.
Nothing at a level that would have contributed to his death, however.
R.I.P. Corey Haim (1971-2010).
Drugs in Haim’s system included the antidepressants fluoxetine and olanzapine; the tranquilizers diazepam and meprobamate, found in Valium and other medications; cough-suppressant dextromethorphan; and antihistamine diphenhydramine.
A whole slew of doctors supplying Haim and other stars (such as Michael Jackson and Brittany Murphy) with prescription medications are under investigation.
Haim, who struggled with drug problems for years, died March 10 after collapsing in his mother’s apartment. Corey had been feeling ill the previous two days.
In short, Corey had a bad heart and pneumonia. The muscle in his heart had thickened, and the arteries hardened, making it more difficult for blood to flow.
We hope the report gives his family closure.