'That 70s Show' star Lisa Robin Kelly dies in rehab at age 43
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/16/2013 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
Determined to conquer her substance abuse issues, "That '70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly checked herself into rehab a few days ago. Unfortunately, Kelly died on Wednesday at only 43 years of age.
Lisa Robin Kelly in her 'That 70s Show' heyday and when she was arrested for her felony charge of corporal injury upon a spouse in March of 2012, inset.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Kelly played Eric Forman's older sister Laurie for two seasons on "That '70s Show." Her agent Craig Wyckoff announced her death in a statement.
"Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early 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 reportedly died of cardiac arrest in her sleep.
"May she rest in peace and may (God) give her the sobriety that she so desperately wanted," Wyckoff wrote on Facebook .
Kelly played Laurie for the first two seasons, then left the show for two years, returning for occasional appearances during the fifth season. The role was later recast with Christian Moore for the sixth season.
Kelly had once told ABC News that she lost a baby during her time on the show and as a result, " I lost everything and I was abusing alcohol."
Kelly had been in recent run-ins with the law. She was charged with parking on an active freeway near Burbank, California as recently as June. She pled guilty to DUI in 2010 in North Carolina. She was arrested on a felony charge of corporal injury upon a spouse and released on bail in March of 2012. The L.A. County district attorney declined to file charges in that case.
Kelly and her husband were both arrested for assault after a disturbance at their North Carolina home in November of 2012. They were later released on bond.
Kelly majored in acting at Chicago's DePaul University, graduating in 1992. She also appeared on such TV shows as "Married ... With Children," "Murphy Brown," and had small roles in movies, including 1999's "Jawbreaker."
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