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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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utkgrad101    

I live in East TN where he is from. How Super Sad for such a talented young man to loose his life to something so sensless!

2388 days ago
32.

Nicole    

I recognize his name but I'm not really familiar with his work. May God rest his soul.

2388 days ago
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kallie    

Very sad, may he rest in peace.

The "attempted" possession was because he was arrested in a sting operation while buying.

2388 days ago
34.

Eww    

It hasn't been confirmed that it was drug related..why is everyone making that assumption? Wait until you know for sure!

2388 days ago
35.

just my input    

OMG....how tragic...I really liked him in the movie "Bully"
RIP.....thoughts and prayers to his friends and family

2388 days ago
36.

FlBiker    

Vaya Con Dios, Amigo.......

2388 days ago
37.

Kelli    

My prayers are with the family.

2388 days ago
38.

who cares    

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

Posted at 6:43PM on Jan 15th 2008 by amy

"attempted" herion possesion is when you try to buy it from an undercover cop or maybe it was a plee bargin

2388 days ago
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April Fouels    

too young too soon, james dean comes to mind for some reason..................................

2388 days ago
40.

Peep    

Honestly, I think it was a heroin overdose. If you stay clean for a long time and jump right back into it, trying to push the same amount on your body that you previously used, your body will not be able to take it. I should know, it happened to my brother.

2388 days ago
41.

Bubblebunny    

So very sad. You guys, drugs are such a waste.

2388 days ago
42.

Nicole Betz    

R.I.P, Brad.

I am seriously on the verge of tears right now. I have been following this young man's career for some time and I am so heartbroken over this news.

=*(

2388 days ago
43.

Autumn    

I loved him growing up. He was so good in Sleepers. He always looked so sad.

2388 days ago
44.

cutiepie    

Geez, only 25. Thats so sad.

2388 days ago
45.

Ding Dang    

Another dead junkie. They never learn.

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