The late Corey Haim‘s tragic struggles with substance abuse—and heroic efforts to kick the habit—were documented in a TV show that never saw the light of day.
On Jan. 6, 2009, the beloved actor, who died on March 10 of a prescription-drug overdose, and will be laid to rest today in his hometown of Toronto, broke the news to BlogTalkRadio of a reality series titled Lost Boy Found.
An allusion to the 1987 cult-horror flick The Lost Boys— starring Corey, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patrick and Corey Feldman— Lost Boy Found was meant to educate rather than sensationalize.
“We want to do this through music,” Corey, who sang and played keyboards, told Blockhead Rod host Rod Gambrel of the project. “I’m in very good spirits right now. It’s just that I’m ‘under the rock'” (which is to say, below rock bottom).
“If I can touch one person, starting with myself, obviously…This [series] will be a wonderful, wonderful vehicle for me to help others.” Continue reading