March 14, 2010 | 5:08 pm
Actor Peter Graves was found dead Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, according to law enforcement sources. Graves, who stared in "Mission: Impossible," "Airplane!" and Billy Wilder's "Stalag 17"–apparently died of natural causes, the sources said.
Graves was 83, according to a biography on the website IMDB.com.
In a Times story late last year, Graves said he initially turned down the role for "Airplane!" because he thought it was in poor taste–until actors Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges and Leslie Nielsen signed on to the cast. "They say you are supposed to stretch as an actor, so let's go stretch it," he told The Times' Susan King.
A full obituary is coming shortly from The Times.
–Andrew Blankstein and Cara Mia DiMassa
Corey Haim’s story is sadly familiar in Hollywood: A teen talent who discovered drugs as he tasted his first success and whose personal problems increased as his star-power faded.Haim died Wednesday a Continue reading 'Lost Boys' actor Corey Haim dead in Calif. at 38
'Lost Boys' actor Corey Haim has died at the age of 38, the LA Police Department has confirmed. It's reported to be due to an accidental drugs overdose.
Haim died in the early hours of this morning at his home in the Oakwood apartments of Los Angeles.
He found fame as a teenager in the 80s, starring alongside Corey Feldman and 24's Kiefer Sunderland in vampire classic The Lost Boys.
In the 90s, he slipped towards obscurity, starring in a few films that went straight to video, and spending time in rehab for a prescription drug problem.
In 2007, he was reunited with Feldman when they both starred in the reality show The Two Coreys.
Haim had spoken openly of his use of drugs:
"I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck. But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day – the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the Valium – I'm not talking about the other pills I went through."
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in a promotional shot for The Two Coreys
Haim in The Lost Boys, aged 16
More to follow.
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