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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She was a very pretty girl and in her pictures, she looks very sensitive. I feel so sad that she went through so much pain. She's resting now. RIP.

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So sorry for your loss. There are not enough of us that make it to a rehab facility or 12-step program to survive these deathly addictions. Please if you know of someone that needs help with an addiction of any type urge them to seek help. Thanks.

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@ Linda D

You could urge, but you can't make a horse drink H20.

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what a mess

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May she rest in peace. Such a talented woman. Just plain sad.

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Such a troubled soul. May she rest in peace.

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Alcohol and all harmful drugs should be illegal and all efforts made to stop the illegal traffic of them. Capitol punishment for the dealers/sellers.

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@ Joan

Alcohol...illegal??? Joan...don't be ridiculous. What would be the point??? Illegal or no illegal, there are (obviously) people in the world who enjoy a drink. Woman...get yourself a clue (and hang on to it). You need it.

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@ Joan

Kevo, prohibition worked much better than the ridiculous situation today with the destruction of lives, and rampart crime attributed to addictions. There is nothing of worth to humanity from alcohol and harmful drugs... they are not needed, and should be eliminated from our world.

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@ Joan

Yes because prohibition has worked so well. Have you not learned a damn thing from history? I swear this is why this country is in the shitter...idiots!

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@ Joan

Oh, stop. Alcohol should be illegal? Those who can responsibly drink should go without because of worst-case scenarios like this? And even more, those who sell drugs should be put to death? Are you insane? Nazi swine.

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@ Joan

Joan, addiction is a disease. While it's true that people choose the first step, which is using, after that it's a dependence. So unless you're perfect, don't talk about things you're ignorant about.

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She looked like she may also have been anorexic in the above picture

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tough to break alcohol addiction it can be done at least she had a man who cared enough to try and save her

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@ bill

A man?!! to save her? Are you kidding me? It was hoilywood dressing her up and making her play the part of a cheap whore that more than likely drove her to drinking. And THAT was probably headed up by a man. There is a man who could have saved her...hopefully before she died, she turned to Him.

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Alcohol detox is more deadly than any other detox your body can go through. I'm very sorry that she passed away and I hope her family can find peace that she was seeking help and a better future when she passed away.

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CAN I SAY ITS IN POOR TASTE THAT SHE BATTLED ALCOHOL ABUSE, AND THE VIDEO ON THE LINK HAS A LINK TO A SMIRNOFF AD? thats f'd up guys.

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@ Mandy

Must be you dude cause mine was a DirectTV ad, drink much? ;)

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@ Mandy

The ad on the site is likely a google ad that is based on your recent internet activity.

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