Brad Renfro dead at 25

Brad RenfroActor Brad Renfro, who first starred in Joel Schumacher’s The Client when he was 10 years old, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles Tuesday morning. He’d worked steadily over the years in films such as Tom and Huck, Ghost World and 10th & Wolf, but battled drug and alcohol problems since he was in his early teens. Renfro was also in and out of trouble with the law — for underage drinking, DUI and at one point, for stealing a yacht. Last fall he completed a role in the film The Informers, alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder and Kim Basinger. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

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  1. Anonymous • January 16, 2008 @ 11:26 AM

    Cause of death is likely an overdose. Or maybe even suicide. This is very sad. But lots of us had been predicting this. What a waste.

  2. Orson • January 17, 2008 @ 8:21 AM

    But… no one here remebers him on his work for “Death in the Mirror”?
    He was one of the heading minds of Spallanzani!

  3. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 2:53 PM

    what about sleepers? i loved him in that movie 🙁

  4. ur-mom • January 17, 2008 @ 6:18 PM

    so many young people going nuts. Suicides, deaths whats wrong with all these spoiled teens:

  5. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 7:51 PM

    addiction knows no boundaries and it cares not who it kills. this boy was sick and i am so sorry we lost him.

  6. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 11:45 PM

    Never heard of him and it’s just another sad tale.

  7. Poppa John • January 18, 2008 @ 11:41 PM

    Rest in Peace, dude!!

  8. PeaceOut • January 19, 2008 @ 2:18 AM

    Brad Renfro
    Sorry to see you go,
    You delighted us with your smile
    You delighted us all the while
    you were suffering.

    Rest in Peace
    Say hello to River Phoenix.

  9. theoriginalme • January 20, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

    Hope Brit is taking note of this, she’s probably next. Do ya suppose they had his obit ready?

  10. Wolfie • August 9, 2008 @ 5:43 PM

    Brad, I’m so sorry and sad, that you are gone. I hope, live is betten in heaven. If you look to me, give a sign !

    Yours aye,
    Wolfie
    Munich/Bavaria

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