The Los Angeles coroner's ruling on what killed Corey Haim last month should be released this week, according to an investigator.
While those closest to the 1980s teen actor say they don't think he overdosed, California Attorney General Jerry Brown last week called Haim "the poster child" for the problem of addicts "doctor shopping" for dangerous drugs.
Haim, 38, died on March 10 after collapsing at the Los Angeles apartment he shared with his mother.
California's top law enforcement official will reveal details of how he says former child actor Corey Haim got dangerous drugs in the days before his death.
Corey Haim's death is linked to an "illegal and massive prescription-drug ring," California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday.
Brown's office is investigating "an unauthorized prescription under the former child star's name that was found during an ongoing investigation of fraudulent prescription-drug pads ordered from a vendor in San Diego."
The announcement comes even before the coroner has ruled on what killed Haim, the 1980s teen movie actor who struggled for decades with drug addiction.
Although Corey Haim's heart was enlarged and he had fluid in his lungs, the coroner's chief investigator says a drug overdose has not been ruled out as the cause of the actor's death.
The autopsy on Corey Haim revealed the actor's heart was enlarged and his lungs were filled with water when he died, Haim's manager said.
The Los Angeles County coroner told Haim's mother that her son suffered from pulmonary congestion, manager Mark Heaslip said.
Heaslip said this was evidence that Haim's death was not caused by a drug overdose, but Brian Elias with the coroner's office said they are waiting for toxicology tests before deciding what killed Haim.