Did you watch That 70’s Show? Of course you did. It was a very highly rated sitcom, starring such luminaries as Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Laura Prepon, that ran for eight seasons (!!) from 1998 to 2006. And this week, one of the supporting cast members passed away. On August 14th, Lisa Robin Kelly died at the age of 43. The actress played Laurie Forman, sister of Topher Grace’s character, Eric. (She’s the blonde in the middle in the cast photo to the left.)
So what happened?
Her manager Craig Wyckoff says that Kelly was at a Los Angeles addiction treatment facility that she had entered early in the week. The Washington Post reports that, “No official cause of death was disclosed.”
“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,” her manager said. “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 had been having trouble since the end of the show, being arrested on several different charges through the years as well as battling with substance abuse issues.
“I am so sorry to hear about Lisa’s passing away,” Kurtwood Smith said, who played her dad, Red Forman, on the show.”I know the last 10 years have been such a difficult struggle for her but I will always remember the lovely, funny, and very talented young lady I worked with.”
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