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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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Julie G.    

I am so sorry to hear that....I am not familar with who he is... May God rests his soul..

2436 days ago
62.

She Never Learns    



Make Britney and Lindsay attend the autopsy and funeral

2436 days ago
63.

OCD    



Yet another tragic life.


2436 days ago
64.

jeff    

I feel terrible, just as much as he would have had I died. who is he anyways? Is this place worse off without him? see ya

2436 days ago
65.

Mia    

Sad.



What a beautiful man, what a loss for the world. Condolences to his parents, family, and true friends.

2436 days ago
66.

April Fouels    

nip it in the bud, nuke the poppie fields in afghanistan.....................

2436 days ago
67.

erratic-assassin    

this is extremely sad. very hard to believe.

2436 days ago
68.

PATRIOT    

WOW, WHAT A TRAGEDY, REMINDS ME OF RIVER PHOENIX.

2436 days ago
69.

Day    

Very sad, a very sad loss.

2436 days ago
70.

Jenny    

Oh man, that's awful. Very sad.

2436 days ago
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Olive McBollocks    

66. I feel terrible, just as much as he would have had I died. who is he anyways? Is this place worse off without him? see ya

The difference between the two of you is that you're not a public figure and nobody cares about you.

2436 days ago
72.

missyt85    

Perhaps this is the other side of the Hollywood drug pandemic--Renfro was not a club-hopping media whore the way some other chemically dependant stars are. Drug (and alcohol) addictions are horrible diseases that, for many, are impossible to beat. To be gone at such a young age is very tragic, maybe even more so when you've got so much to offer to the world.

2436 days ago
73.

Cartman    

Nope, never heard of him.




2436 days ago
74.

smells like Britney Spears    

Say what?! I used to have a big crush on him when I was little. 25 is so young to go. My condolences.

2436 days ago
75.

jparker    

What is so sad and tragic about this douche throwing his life away. if you ask me he did the world a favor by saving oxygen for the rest of us.

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