Corey Haim's Mom: He Died of Heart Trouble
She says the coroner found pulmonary congestion
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 5:08 PM CST
In this 1987 file publicity photo provided by NBC, actor Corey Haim, then star of the NBC comedy "Roomies," is shown.   (AP Photo/NBC)
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(Newser) – The mother of Corey Haim says the coroner found that her son had an enlarged heart and fluid in his lungs and will list the cause of death as pulmonary congestion. Judy Haim tells Access Hollywood that the coroner's office gave her a courtesy call before making the results public. What role drugs played remains unclear, but police found Valium, Vicodin, and two other prescription meds in his apartment, reports TMZ. The site isn't so sure the cause of death has been determined.

His former fiancee tells People that Haim, 38, had a history of heart trouble. "Every time he would go to a doctor they'd tell him he had really bad arrhythmia, probably due to clogged arteries," she says. "They all said he should have it taken care of. But, being from Canada, his insurance was there, so he never went and got it done."