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Brad Renfro Dies

1/15/2008 8:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brad RefroTMZ has learned actor Brad Renfro is dead.

The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home this morning. The cause of death has not been determined, however, Renfro had a history of drug abuse.

Sources tell us Renfro, who had starring roles in "The Client" and "Apt Pupil" had been working valiantly to stay clean, especially since this summer. Renfro had been convicted of several drug offenses, including attempted heroin possession.

Renfro had been filming a movie with Winona Ryder and Billy Bob Thornton. The movie, "The Informers," just wrapped.

Renfro has had a rough time personally since moving from Tennessee to Los Angeles. His parents split, and we're told he did not have real guidance from adults as he tried navigating the treacherous movie industry.

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Janna    

RIP - My thoughts are with the friends and family who did their best to help.

2284 days ago
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Mom in the OC    

There goes another one to drugs! When is young Hollywood actors going to realize what a waste of life drugs can lead to? How sad!

2284 days ago
18.

Yes    

How incredibly sad.

2284 days ago
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lmk1979    

That's Extremely Tragic!!!

2284 days ago
20.

Beth    

How sad it always is to hear that we have lost yet another young talant. I think sometimes the media/stress and all involved is just too much.

2284 days ago
21.

weird    

That's awful... too young.

2284 days ago
22.

MH    

R.I.P. Buddy

2284 days ago
23.

lmk1979    

OMG.....

2284 days ago
24.

kay    

this is soooo sad. I just watched bully the other night. I love brad renfro! This is really heart breaking....

2284 days ago
25.

Kat    

He was such a good actor too. Great in The Client and Apt Pupil. That is just tragic to die so young with so much talent. :*(

2284 days ago
26.

Allison    

he was so good in ghostworld.

2284 days ago
27.

Sad    

That bites-I don't know who he is though....

2284 days ago
28.

amy    

I have never heard of "attempted" herion possesion? Either you have it or you dont.

2284 days ago
29.

Moreaces    

That's really sad, he was so young, and had a whole life ahead of him

2284 days ago
30.

Eww    

How horrible! Brad was a very talented actor and I believe he had a very successful career ahead of him. I thought his character in Ghost World was adorable, and I really liked him in The Client and Bully. RIP Brad..May God have mercy on your soul.

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