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    Troubled movie star Brad Renfro has died, according to U.S. reports. The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to Tmz.com. The cause of death has not been determined, however, Renfro has a history of drug abuse. Renfro was best known for his role in "The Client".
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    [COLOR=#333333! important]Police say there is no suspicion of foul play. The actor, 25, had a history of drug abuse.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#999999! important]By Richard Winton and Steve Hymon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    January 16, 2008 [/COLOR]
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    Brad Renfro, an actor best known for his roles in the movies "The Client" and "Ghost World," was found dead Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    He was 25.

    Renfro's body was found in his Wilshire-area home in the 1000 block of South Ogden Drive by his girlfriend, authorities said.

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    Renfro, who had a history of drug abuse, was declared dead by paramedics at 9 a.m., according to coroner's spokesman Ed Winter.

    The cause of death had yet to be determined, he said.

    "There is no suspicion of foul play," LAPD Lt. David Evans said.

    Renfro, a native of Tennessee, began acting in skits for the anti-drug group DARE at his school.

    He got his big break when producers of "The Client" -- the adaptation of the John Grisham novel -- conducted a national search to find a fresh face to play the lead role of a boy who encounters danger after he overhears a conversation about a murder.

    Renfro appeared opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in that 1994 movie.

    In 1998, Renfro won the lead role opposite Ian McKellen in "Apt Pupil."

    He appeared as a convenience store clerk with Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi in 2001's "Ghost World."

    Despite the promising start to his acting career, Renfro was known for his legal troubles.

    In the late 1990s he was arrested for trying to steal a yacht in Florida.

    In December 2005, he was picked up by LAPD officers during an undercover drug sweep of downtown's skid row.

    The LAPD had taken a Times reporter and photographer along during the sweep, and a photo showing Renfro being arrested by two officers was featured on the paper's front page.



    Renfro told a detective who arrested him that he was using heroin and methadone.

    He ultimately went into a drug rehabilitation program and pleaded guilty to the attempted possession of heroin.

    Renfro was sentenced to three years' probation.
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    We posted this at the same time.

    Very sad, I remember him in the movie Bully.
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    Honestly, I have no idea who it is but always a tragedy to die at such an early age.
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    This was on last night's news but he is being reported as dying January 15th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gynecologist View Post
    We posted this at the same time.

    Very sad, I remember him in the movie Bully.
    Yea that was weird how we posted at the same exact time. That movie Bully was pretty good. Heather Swallows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenDoberman View Post
    Honestly, I have no idea who it is but always a tragedy to die at such an early age.
    Ditto
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    Bully and The Client were both pretty big movies and later all over cable. You know who he is especially you GDob.
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    Bully is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and he is hilarious in it.
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    He was in Sleepers also which was a superb movie.
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    He lived in a very nice neighborhood.

    Too bad pretty tragic to die at that age.
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    Never saw "Bully" but do remember "The Client". Susan Sarandon went all Erin Brockovich-lawyer on us and LaPaglia was Benny the Blade. So he was the kid in that.
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    i'm sure his drug career started with innocently enough by firing up daily
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