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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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Trucker Lemonade    

TMZ, just like a vulture.. pickin the flesh from a corpse

2370 days ago
92.

windy    

dat sux.

2370 days ago
93.

ArtieLangesGhost    

Thank god, I can't stand that dead piece of crap's acting. Hip, hip, hooray!!

2370 days ago
94.

buzzbomber    

To you losers posting your condolences: Would he have given a rat's ass about you if you had checked out today?

2370 days ago
95.

Trucker Lemonade    

One of TMZ's "Paps" was hiding under his bed and heard the death gurgle.

2370 days ago
96.

blah blah blah    

Good. Sad for this losers family, but to feel sorry for him, no way. He had it all, and gave it away for what? Five minutes of being buzzed. I am so tired of these so called Hollywood pieces of crap. Respect your life, and the people that love you. Grow up, and just say no, to this crap. No more excuses.....

2370 days ago
97.

Tyra Banks    

OK TROMBA!! You go, bitch!!! BWAAAAAAAAAHHAAAAAAAA!!!!

2370 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

This is sad--my condolences to his family.

2370 days ago
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Sarah T.    

Man, that sucks! I used to think he was so hot when I was younger. He was a pretty good actor and it was cool to see someone with a southern accent in movies. RIP Brad.

2370 days ago
100.

stef's wife    

where does this information come from? sources anyone?

2370 days ago
101.

hottiemchot    

46. Unless you have lived the hell of drug addiction yourself, please don't judge and condemn those who are battling it, or who have failed at their attempt. You have NO idea what it takes. It's not a matter of learning or logic or stupidity.

Posted at 6:59PM on Jan 15th 2008 by Lisa T
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Amen to that! Poor guy had a lot of personal demons, but nonetheless he was a great actor. RIP, Brad.

2370 days ago
102.

vikki    

rude question to ask!!! and for a survey,come on!!!

2370 days ago
103.

Rik    

Truly sad he was a good actor and was excellent in Bully. Another River Phoenix type story. Not as talented as River but was a good young actor, this is sad to hear.

2370 days ago
104.

Georgia Girl    

Very sad. Hope he finds the peace in death he couldn't find in life.

2370 days ago
105.

varrick    

Why not Britney?

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