Brad Renfro Dead at 25

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    [​IMG] Troubled movie star Brad Renfro has died, according to U.S. reports. The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to Tmz.com. The cause of death has not been determined, however, Renfro has a history of drug abuse. The Client star had been working to stay clean and sober after a string of drug offenses, including attempted heroin possession. Renfro was accused of violating his probation after failing to enroll in a drug treatment program, following his conviction for attempted possession of heroin last summer. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge and LA Deputy District Attorney warned the actor that if he failed to enroll in a 18-month to three-year outpatient program he would be jailed. This was the second time Renfro had violated his probation. Renfro pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted possession in February 2006 after he was caught in a police sting in December 2005. At one point, Renfro was considered among the hottest celebrities in Hollywood; he was named The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star and one of People magazine's Top 30 Under 30 in the mid 1990s. Ironically, he was inspired to become an actor after starring in a school production sponsored by drug organization DARE, aimed at teaching kids about the dangers of drugs, according to imdb.com. He first found himself in trouble with the law for his drug habit in 1998 after he was arrested in his native Tennessee, when police pulled him over and allegedly found cocaine and marijuana in his pants and socks. Despite his troubled personal life, Renfro starred in a number of cult films; as well as The Client, he also appeared in Ghost World, Apt Pupil and The Jacket. He was reportedly still filming an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers with Winona Ryder when he died.
     
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    Renfro was pretty intense in that movie Bully.

    Its too bad he died especially being so young. But he was in a lot of trouble with drugs so it doesn't really surprise me.
     
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  4. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    If it was a drug OD, I really could care less.
     
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    Am I the only one who sees the irony of someone ODing while shooting an adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel?
     
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    this is sad, saw this in the news yesterday. no one deserves to die that young.
     
  7. Mr. Credible jukebox hero

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    hm... i love ellis, and i've never read that book.

    i guess i have to, now.

    oh, and on topic, oh well. i have no sympathy for spoiled rich brats (or anyone else) who overdoses. sorry if that sounds crass, but...
     
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    He did it to himself . He was probably a cool guy just made some bad choices , you party when your young. He was a good actor ,its a shame .
     
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    Although it is true that addicts bring their fate upon themselves, I still feel that it's a shame whenever someones die from drug abuse, particularly someone so young and talented. Renfo never really hit the big time in movies, but he had some standout roles; Apt Pupil is one of the eeriest, most disturbing films I've ever seen. I also really liked him in Deuces Wild, among other things.
     
  10. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    People OD'ing is their own fault. Overdosing on drugs, medications, alcohol, etc...is brought on by nobody but themself. No one deserves it no, but he did it to himself so he did sort of in a sad way deserve it.:o

    I am sure he showed some warning signs...someone probably should have stepped in.
     
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    i don't think even an addict deserves it. for most i think there's an underlying problem, they have problems just like anyone else. they've just gone about the wrong way to deal w/ it. i feel sorry for ppl like that, not angry at them. this world is so full of apathy lately
     
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    I have no sympathy for people that kill themselves:o I do feel bad for the people around them that now must suffer a loss.
     
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    The only one of his movies I ever saw was Tom & Huck. But I'll always remember him for this (rather cool) commercial...

     
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    Agreed. Glad this idiot has gone the way of the dodo. I got no sympathy for someone in his position who has all this fame and fortune that billions of people would kill for...and all the guy does is throw it away.

    And I am sure he had the availability of all the services (prob for free by his agent or studios to boot) about substance abuse and rehab and all that. Other people in the "real world" deal with much worse than actors, so I have no sympathy for this guy.

    He was a loser and thats the end of it.
     
  15. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    You feel no sympathy for someone who is so upset, so lost and depressed and helpless that they feel they have no way to turn? People who's lives are so horrible they wish they would end?

    It's impossible not to feel sympathy for someone who wishes they were dead. That's the saddest thing of all.
     
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    he could have turned to therapy, instead of being a heroin hero. it's not like he couldn't afford it.
     
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    most of these ppl don't even mentally acknowledge how bad they are. and not to mention, we don't know for sure that an OD was the cause of death, its all speculation still. my point of the world turning comletely apathetic has been proven.
     
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    ^ No, I am not a harsh person. I also feel that the world has gone to hell and we need more peace and more sympathy and understanding from everyone.

    However, for someone in his position, I really cant feel sorry for him, nor is it a tragic event. He has been an addict for awhile and its not surprising he died. The mere fact he is famous and rich gives him all the more oppurtunity to get help and go into rehab as he can afford it. The actors guild probably would have even paid for his bills, or helped, and its not like he couldnt afford it.

    Considering he had money, fame, friends, agents, agencies/guilds that could help him...no offence but he had his chance to do better for himself. The fact he still didnt beat his addiction is just proof of how weak and idiotic he was. I know additction is brutal. But if the average Joe can do it, why cant this guy? What makes him so different? He has all the tools and freedom that us average Joe's dont have, yet he doesnt take advantage of that?

    Give me a break and cry me a river. The guy deserved what he got, and who knows...he may have even wanted it.

    To me, better off dead than wasting space on useless individuals like this guy.

    I know it sounds harsh, but I have respect for the people who dont throw their lives away, esp when they have everything that billions of people would kill to have.

    To be leanient on people like this is what is also wrong with the world today.
     
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    its sad to see a guy so young die
    RIP
     

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