Before the month is out, I should take the chance to say goodbye to a teenage crush of mine, actor and "Tiger Beat" pinup Corey Haim. Corey was only 6 months older than me, and his baby face, slim build, crooked smile and cheeky good humor were super-adorable. He was especially cute in The Lost Boys, lip-synching in the tub and flouncing around the pier in his outrageous late-80s getups.
Though he showed great talent in fare like Lucas, he soon descended into direct-to-video crap and drugged-out obscurity. His 2006 reality show The Two Coreys (with old compatriot Corey Feldman) was a parade of sadness, but he seemed to be poised for a comeback with an appearance in last year's Crank 2. Sadly, he passed away of as-yet-undisclosed natural causes on March 10.
A full Corey gallery after the jump; as always, click the pix for a larger version.