Corey Haim’s sudden death of a suspected prescription drug overdose came as a shock to Hollywood, but one friend that was close to the Lost Boys star wasn’t surprised by his passing, and exclusively shares with RadarOnline.com that Corey had begged him for drugs just shortly before he passed away in a hospital in Burbank, California on March 10th.
“Corey was in a bad way and he was begging me to give him pain medication shortly before his death,” the source tells RadarOnline.com. “But although I’ve read stories about a gang giving him prescription drugs he never spoke about that.
“I know he was taking a lot of Valium, he was very upset about his mom’s cancer as he was really close to her, and I guess it was his way of dealing with the stress.
“Corey had recently started working with a new detox guy, and was in a pretty fragile state.
“Corey would get desperate sometimes though and would just nag his friends for drugs.”
Another friend of Corey’s, who had known the star since she was fifteen and dated him for a period of time, explains that he never had trouble scoring drugs from the many doctors that he had on call.
“Doctors would prescribe him anything he asked for,” Holly Fields tells RadarOnline.com. “He didn’t even realize he had a drug problem for the longest time. He did genuinely have back pain and he thought that because the pills he was taking were prescription so he didn’t have a dependency and wasn’t an addict -- it wasn’t like he was injecting heroin, or smoking crack.
“He would say that one pill would make him feel good, so two would make him feel even better. And it just escalated from there.”