Actor Corey Haim laid to rest


TORONTO (JTA) — Actor Corey Haim was buried in a private Jewish ceremony in Toronto attended by about 200 relatives and close friends.

The former teen heartthrob, who shot to fame in the 1980s with films such as "The Lost Boys," "License to Drive" and "Lucas," died March 10 at the suburban Los Angeles home he shared with his Israeli-born mother, Judy. He was buried Tuesday in his native Toronto.

Haim, 38, had an enlarged heart, pulmonary congestion and water in his lungs. An autopsy has yet to confirm the cause of death, but a police spokesperson in Los Angeles openly speculated it might have been the result of a drug overdose.

Haim had been open about his struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, telling a London tabloid in 2004 that he "did cocaine for about a year-and-a-half, then it led to crack."

He started acting as a child after his mother enrolled him in drama classes to help him overcome his shyness.

Haim often was paired in films with fellow Jewish actor Corey Feldman, and the two were the subject of a short-lived reality TV show, "The Two Coreys."

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