Tags: lisa robin kelly | died | 70s | show | actress

Lisa Robin Kelly Died: '70s Show' Actress Had Just Checked Into Rehab

Image: Lisa Robin Kelly Died: '70s Show' Actress Had Just Checked Into Rehab

Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 04:15 PM

By David Ogul

Lisa Robin Kelly, who played Eric Forman’s older sister in the Fox hit comedy "That '70s Show," died in her sleep at a California rehab facility on Wednesday, TMZ is reporting. She was 43.

An agent for the troubled actress told TMZ that Kelly checked herself in on Monday because of an alcohol problem.

“She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle,” the agent said.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

Kelly, who recently filed for divorce from husband Robert Gilliam, had been arrested several times in the past three years.

In 2010, Kelly pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken driving, and in March 2012 she was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse. Charges in the spousal abuse case were later dropped, however.

Last November, both she and her husband were arrested for assault, and on June 23, she was arrested again on suspicion of driving under the influence.

News of her death quickly spread across multiple social networking sites.

“Very sad,” tweeted @GlenSmithMail.

“Not surprised at all, but damn…” tweeted @allysiepiecie.

“RIP Lisa Robin Kelly. Was awesome on That 70’s Show. Unfortunately addiction got the best of her, Tweeted @Montyth

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

Kelly’s manager, Craig Wycoff, released a statement to Fox News that read: “Unfortunately Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening. Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility earlier this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years. I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night she lost the battle.”

Kelly’s death comes just weeks after actor Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the popular Fox show “Glee,” died of a heroin and alcohol overdose in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

NFL Domestic Violence Commercial to Highlight Issue During Super Bowl

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 13:04 PM

The NFL will run a commercial focused on domestic violence during this year's Super Bowl in an effort to show it is seri . . .

Giuliana Rancic, Maria Menounos E! Red Carpet Switchup Irks Twitter

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 13:08 PM

A Giuliana Rancic scheduling snafu opened the door for Maria Menounos to cohost E! News' red carpet coverage of Sunday's . . .

Miss Beverly Hills Suffers Major Wardrobe Malfunction, Flashes Crowd

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 12:12 PM

Miss Beverly Hills Chanelle Riggan suffered a wardrobe malfunction, to say the least, when her bikini top whipped off in . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved