A release from the coroner’s office on Tuesday revealed that Corey Haim died of natural causes.
The causes of death were listed as: diffused alveolar damage, community acquired pneumonia, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with coronary arteriosclerosis.
The report reads, “ACCORDING TO THE REPORTED INFORMATION, ON 3/10/2010 AT APPROXIMATELY 0030 HOURS, THE DECEDENT APPEARED DISORIENTED THEN COLLAPSED ONTO HIS KNEES.
“HIS MOTHER HELPED HIM BACK INTO BED. HIS BODY BEGAN TO SHAKE IN ALL DIRECTIONS AND HIS EYES ROLLED BACK. HIS MOTHER CALLED 911.
“LAFD RA 60 TRANSPORTED THE DECEDENT TO PROVIDENCE SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER WHERE DEATH WAS PRONOUNCED IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM ON 3/10/2010 AT 0215 HOURS.
“ON 3/9/2010 HAD A FEVER AND COUGH. ON 3/5/2010 PRESCRIBED DIAZEPAM, CARISOPRODOL. HYDROCODONE-APAP, HALOPERIDOL, AND ZYPREXA. HISTORY OF MULTIPLE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION ABUSE.
“DECEDENT ADMITTED IN PAST INTERVIEWS TO USING COCAINE (UNKNOWN WHEN LAST USED). HISTORY OF HEART MURMUR AND POSSIBLY HYPERTENSION. NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF TRAUMA WERE FOUND. FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED.”
The report also notes that Haim’s mother disposed of Haim’s prescribed medications as she was worried they would get into the wrong hands, “His mother stated that she took the Hydrocodone bottle with her to St. Joseph’s when her son was transported. That was the only bottle that was completely empty.
“When she returned from the hospital she emptied the other bottles into the toilet because she didn’t want anyone else to get hold of the medication and she didn’t know the police would be responding to her residence.”
Haim passed away at the age of 38.