Lisa Robin Kelly Dies; That 70s Show Actress Was 43

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Lisa Robin Kelly has lost her battle with substance abuse.

The actress, best known for her role as Eric's older sister on That 70s Show, died last night while asleep inside a rehab facility. She was 43 years old.

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According to Kelly's agent, Lisa voluntarily checked herself in to a treatment center just last week to tackle an ongoing problem with alcohol.

"She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle," the agent tells TMZ.

Kelly has indeed faced numerous personal issues over the past couple of years.

She was arrested in November for assaulting her estranged husband, who insiders say once beat her in order to obtain residual money from her sitcom.

He served 35 days in jail for the incident and Lisa filed for divorce in July.

The actress' new boyfriend brought Kelly into rehab Monday, but not in time to save her life. She went into cardiac arrest Wednesday evening and could not be saved.

All told, Kelly was arrested four times in the past three years for DUI, spousal abuse and assault.

We hope she is now resting in peace.


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so sad


Another tragedy due to drugs.


how on earth does she die in a rehab facility?

Brittany alloway
@ Rita

A lot of rehab facilities don't have the capabilities to deal with certain medical emergencies.

@ Brittany Alloway

Because the same greed that is poking its head out from the government now is the same greed that has been manipulating behind the curtain for decades. This gov. wants the millions from taxes on all the types of alcohol and all the types of tobacco while both alcohol and tobacco companies barely pay 1% of RELATED medical cost. Plus of that 1% only a small portion goes to those in need a large portion is spent on awareness campaigns that are balanced and displayed as to not cut into their direct sales and the rest of the campaign money is spent to get people to believe how theY carE and arE concerneD. Look up the results with images of people with fake stomachs or their jaws removed look at what THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE and noticed the caring faces of the actors portraying concerned doctors, notice how everything is beautiful when some one uses their products. IT'S BULLSHIT


This is becoming a sad and too often told story. Perhaps she will now have peace which apparently has illuded her for a number of years. The price of fame is high.

@ Spare+me

alcohol dependence is a dangerous and frequently lethal illness. Sometimes, despite the very best of care, the body cannot survive the process of detox and withdrawal.


R.I.P So Sad


Did she ever have children???

Janet ponce

Kevo, educate ur self, hx has shown that prohibition is useless, Joan u r rught, it is a disease, an addiction does not have to be a drug, it can even be fb, or working out, anything, that interfers with u spending time at work, with family or caring for self. In tx in the 1990's most all funding FOR addiction was transferED to for profit prisions also to obtain any kind of care most who want tx needed to go to prision, which Kevo, may have added to an inc. in unemployment, rampent incarceration, and of inc. construction of for profit prisons. Hmm,Kevo, if u had ur wish, most of the pharm companies from VIP to pharm, rep ect wld also be executed because if u or if ur loved ones look in the med. cabinet, most meds are for symptom control not cure. Most junkies start using to self med pain either emotional or physical,. My sisters and I have 3 chronic dx , Chrons, RA & MS. Sis in CA has state RX is the only one who has access to it, she takes no other pain control, other sis and I being in the med field are unable to smoke, and have in excess of at least 8 meds, several have side effect is truly death or cancer, So Kevo,b4 passing judgement, walk a mile in a 2painful pairs of shoes, oh forgot u can't in my sister who is a NP, RN had to quite working MS put her in w/c, but pain pump placed in her body & muscle relaxers added for spasms, which,MJ has been shown to provide adq to good relief from, w/o side effects but in TX we abstain, & pay it to big corp, &take meds to conteract the side effects of other meds.Oh yeah do the crooked judges, who even send teenage offenders to these little for profit prisons, due to owning stock, And least u r investing their 401's get executed to? Least u woRK for an addiction tx center, I am not saying their are none but, they are not known for their charity, ETOH tx is very dangerous, and shld be tx in hosp. wHere she was, this is sad, but I am very and truly SICK & TIRED OF OTHERS PASSING JUDGEMENT ON ME FOR BEING SICK AND TIRED! i DO NOT WANT TO DEPEND ON ILLEGAL DRUG TRADE, WILLING TO GROW OR BUY THRU PHARM, PAY COPAY WITH TAX. Kevo do ur homework, Joan kuddo's for at least presenting addiction, is disease. Of course a person has disease with chronic pain tx with rx, then its calleddrug tolerance!


I feel bad that she died, but I don't want to sound mean, but will they ever learn? I know it's an addiction, but at least she tried. May she R.I.P.

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