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Corey Haim May Have Died Of Pulmonary Congestion!

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Corey Haim's mother Judy has confirmed that her son died from pulmonary congestion.

Judy said she received an early courtesy call from the LA County Coroner's Office and was told that the autopsy revealed Corey had an enlarged heart and his lungs filled with water.

The Coroner's Office also stated that the four prescription bottles were taken from Corey's room and his mother and manager said those were the only ones he was taking. The Corner has yet to confirm if those medications were found in his body.

So very sad.

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47 comments to “Corey Haim May Have Died Of Pulmonary Congestion!”

  1. 1

    Yes Perez, I know it's hard for you to believe another star may not have OD'd.

  2. 2

    I loved him. RIP =(

  3. 3

    :( rip corey! so is this similar to britney murphy's condition?

  4. 4

    Yes, heart disease brought on by drugs - we know. who cares?

  5. 5

    Denial much bitch???. Meet up with B Murphy's mother so you have a denial buddy. Seek help!.

  6. yup says – reply to this


    An enlarged heart can be caused by drugs…

  7. 7

    You better pull that long tongue of yours and sit on it Adrienne!!!

  8. 8

    See. He was ill. Now will all the fucksticks shut up about the drugs?! He was trying SO HARD. NOW my heart is officially broken. He would have come back large, eventually. His poor Mother.

  9. 9

    my heart breaks for this woman.

  10. chlyn says – reply to this


    I don't understand how people are dying from colds. Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, and now Corey Haim. Can someone explain how people are dying from cold medications?

  11. 11

    Re: anttnoni – Exactly. I'm sure the stroke he had years ago didn't help this matter, but I am no Dr so I really don't know. Just a thought. So very sad. Too young.

  12. 12

    Re: chlyn – they're drinking too much of it - after compromising their bodies by doing too many drugs chronically for a long period of time before this. This kills the soft tissue in the body and also increases organ maladies. I can die of a heart attack and leave out that it was because I had been using cocaine for years. I can die of kidney failure and have it left out that it was due to chronic ingestion of narcotics.

  13. 13

    Re: anttnoni – I hope you die from your broken heart, you twat twitch.

  14. 14

    Pulmonary congestion is extremely common in OD deaths. When the heart slows down and/or quits pumping, the fluid from your blood seeps out into your lungs.

  15. 15

    why the hell dont these celebs visit DOCTORS when they get sick????

  16. 16

    congestive hear failure. enlarged heart with pulmonary congestion

  17. 17

    How does the saying go, no need for exercise, you (Miss Adriene) get plenty JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS.
    An enlarged heart can be congenital or it can be caused by smoking nothing more than tobacco. ANYTHING that causes the heart "muscle" to work harder on a continual basis will increase it's size, including drugs. It's not the drugs themselves but the heart's reaction to the effects of the drugs. Increased heart rate over time for ANY reason will increase it's size. Where most non-smokers would be able to fend off a lung issue, for him it exacerbated the heart condition.
    To his mom I would say, Corey will never be more than a thought away from you and I wish you peace in knowing, that all of this is passing, your love for him is the only thing eternal and so the only thing that matters.

  18. 18

    it kind of pisses me off that everyone was saying he ODd before the coroner even got to him. YES, he had an addiction in the past, but thats just disrespectful to him and his family to go around saying that in public. i hope all the shit talkers will subside now.

  19. 19

    Glad to know it wasn't cuz of drugs.

  20. 20

    I am so sick of the downplaying of these celeb deaths by drugs. Whatever the scientific reason his life eventually ended - there is no doubt that YEARS of drug abuse have contributed to his early death. Same with Brittney Murphy. Same with Michael Jackson. Do they really think the public is that stupid???

  21. 21

    Re: 7kimba8 – Yes! Let's keep enabling the suicidal drug addicted people!

  22. 22

    Pulmonary congestion, particularly in someone so young with a history of drug abuse, probably means an OD. Fluid in the lungs points to a slowing down of breathing (caused by the drugs) to where the victim can suffocate to death. It's how Heath Ledger died. By giving it the name "pulmonary congestion" does not necessarily point to an independent condition. He likely OD'ed.

  23. 23

    Oh puh-leeze, you're going to take his mothers word? She was the biggeswt enabler on the planet until Dina Lohan came along. TWO of the drugs he was prescribed were valium and vicodin. NO SAne doctor would prescribe those to a former addict. Plus Cory was using the "I have insomnia" bullshit line. That is the line all the addicts use to get downers.

  24. 24

    Re: ammmber
    Or…. we could try to have some compassion and understanding about something you may be lucky enough to know NOTHING about, first hand. Then beyond that, you might try to actually expand your consciousness to see, that a so-called "long life" is not the goal of all who come here. MAYBE, Corey lived the life he was supposed to, for reasons that are way beyond anyone else's understanding and so therefore beyond your judgement. You see ONE page of the book called "his soul", and make all kinds of snap judgements. And, BTW, maybe you have noticed, no one is making it out of here alive…no matter what your state of "health" everyone is gonna die of something, including you and I sincerly hope that your loved ones will not be subjected to the same insensitive crap I have read about him.

  25. 25

    Re: Haylowe – I was thinking that too but apparently a doctor did come to his house the day before.

  26. 26

    well there you go. We jumped the gun and thought he died from drugs.. Water in lungs is Pnuemonia, plain and simple. People die from it all of the time. Sad but true..

  27. 27

    If he truly did have insomnia, these findings may be a result of that.

  28. 28

    What ever the case may be, drug abuse lead to his early death period! One can NOT abuse drugs for over half of their life and be in good health, just not possible, is this getting through to you yet Ms. Lohan??!!! I'd rather it had been her, Heath Ledger's death still bothers me to this day, he was my favorite EVER, such talent and beauty! I watched The Two Corey's and do remember an episode where he thought he was having a heart attack, and another episode where he wanted to make amends and let EVERYONE know he was sorry, and he and his assistant were reading emails people-fans had sent, he was so touched by the nice things people had to say, but when he was read the nasty comments it really hurt him, I just don't get why some people are just so mean, how could that possibly make someone feel good to hurt another person I will NEVER understand! Corey had/has a LOT more fans than I think he knew, he will forever remain an icon of the 80's as well as Feldman, I feel very bad for him right now…. We all have our own opinions and the right to express them, it sure would be nice though if people could keep their nasty comments to themselves esp when someone has DIED!!! R.I.P Corey, I hope you find the peace in death that you struggled to find in life….

  29. 29

    ohh you mean the same pulmonary bullshit that britney murphy died of??
    please save it .. her died cause he was an addict to opioids.. and its the same reason why so many other hollywood people have died of

  30. 30

    Re: ammmber – that was long & fucking boring

  31. 31

    If you look at the most recent pictures of Corey you will see his face looks very swollen. At first I thought he may have a kidney problem or be on steroids. But now this explains it.

  32. chlyn says – reply to this


    Thanks, ammmber.

  33. 33

    I was not a big fan of this guy but I am very saddened by what happened to him and what has happened to so many of our celebrities here lately. The celebrities really need to stand up and take notice of all their friends that are dying from drug related deaths. They need to clean their acts up or they will be next. How many more of our celebrities do we have to lose before someone does something about it. Who will be next is what everyone is wondering. It must be true, fame and fortune cannot bring you happiness.

  34. 34

    Re: 7kimba8 – You rock and I agree with everything you said! I too watched that episode and cried a little myself because I wanted to reach thru the tv, grab his head and tell him that people DO still care and want to see him get better. No one can judge what the circumstances were in his life…he was the one to live it. Regardless of his past history, he was really trying hard to overcome and its a neverending battle as an addict. My heart breaks for his mother and dealing with cancer at the same time she loses her son…so hard. Corey will always have a special place in my heart as I grew up with him on the screen. RIP Corey. May the haters be silenced and you be in peace. Much love forever man.

  35. 35

    Sorry….the comments about his show were actually to lissalips.

  36. 36

    Poor guy. :( RIP, Corey Haim.

  37. 37

    There's been so many celebity deaths in 2010and it's only a couple months into the year. So sad.

  38. 38

    Re: Haylowe – "why the hell dont these celebs visit DOCTORS when they get sick????
    No Obamacare?

  39. 6one9 says – reply to this


    Glad he didn't OD like everyone is accusing him of.
    Corey F. was right to go on Larry King and talk. I don't think he was looking to gain “ another 15 minutes!!
    RIP Corey~~ You will be missed!!

  40. 40

    so perez when are you going to issue your apology for ASSuming that he died from a drug overdose??? i think it's about time you know the facts before you just start spewing whatever you feel like.

    RIP Corey

  41. 41

    Re: AtomicKitty – were you not hugged enough as a child?

  42. 42

    It was a good run. I guess I shouldn't wait for Lost Boys 3.

  43. 43

    Sometimes it's the physical body that gives in, and breaks down, or sometimes they are so screwed up they don't know how much they took, because they have great tolerance and they OD. Regardless of the way that he died, he is dead because of it, no doubt. Do you know what it is like to have an intervention for a sick friend or loved one? They don't take too kindly to it, and they do not usually accept you reaching out to them. Most drug addicts, and especially prescription drug addicts are in complete denial that they have a problem. Getting drugs from a doctor, if prescribed is legal. If a prescription drug addict is getting drugs from a doctor who is licensed to practice, they feel they do not have a problem. These kind of addicts especially are in a world of complete delusion. Corey F. tried to intervention him on their show in the 2nd season. Corey H was Pissed and didn't want to be his friend anymore. You ppl do not realize how hard it is to get an individual with a problem like this help. They have to want it, and they have to accept that they have a problem. You can't just force someone to go to rehab unless they are under parental guidance. We all know that ends usually at the age of 16 or 17 depending on state law. (wait too long gotta post 2nd half.)

  44. 44

    hi guys, I am a respiratory therapist, my husband is an emergency room physician, and as sad as this is going to sound, its most likely true. With the exception of rare congenital heart defects that may have been missed, or very rare diseases, you won't see a young person die suddenly like this unless it is caused by drug use. The coroner reports are 'softened' up to protect the families of the victims, and the victims names. Don't you guys think its strange that out of all of the high profile celebs that recently passed away (Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, Farrah Fawcett, Natasha Richardson, Patrick Swayze) That the first three names mentioned were all on narcotics or had narcotics found in them at the time of death? and those three deaths happen to have the most questions surrounding their autopsy reports? that is not a coincidence. I'd rather the details of death not be made public at all, than to see them get twisted and misrepresented because it leads people to unnecessary conclusions.

  45. 45

    (Part 2)

    My mom and my aunt tried to get their sister to go to rehab and intervention her. She wasn't having it, and got very defensive, pissed, and hurt. You can't just commit someone who is an adult, unless you have a judge order it. That's pretty hard to get done. Nearly impossible. So for you all that think you know how it is, and for blaming other friends around him who should have done something about it, they probably did.You haven't been there with him everyday like his friends and family. So stop judging others and blaming them. BTW my aunt died wound up ODing after they tried to help her for yrs. Do you think my mom and other aunt are jerks cuz they couldn't stop her? They tried. They found legally there was nothing they could do. They felt hella guilt. Can you imagine the guilt, the frustration and the pain of being helpless that you can't help your loved one, and they fell to their own demise even though you warned them time and time again? HELL is the only word I can say, it leaves you feeling like complete HELL. RIP HAIM

  46. 46

    Re: originalratched – Please do not ever have children. Congestion is Edema. Second and MOST IMPORTANT REASON you should never have children, drumroll please….."The fluid from your blood seeps out into your lungs" Shit the bed, alert MENSA, blood is fluid Hawthorne, and the only thing that "seeps" is your ability to shock me anymore.

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