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Originally posted 02/25/2008 02:10PM
Sunday night's "In Memoriam" montage during the Oscar ceremony featured some emotional farewells to such stars as Heath Ledger and Suzanne Pleshette, as well as master director Ingmar Bergman. But on Monday morning several blogs (including TMZ and Perez Hilton) noted that one glaring omission appeared to be actor Brad Renfro, who was found dead of a heroin overdose on Jan. 15. He was 25.
When asked for an explanation as to why, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said in a statement, "There are too many people to include everyone. We tried to represent all the branches of the Academy."
Originally posted 02/13/2008 06:15PM
Brad Renfro's girlfriend told a 911 operator that she thought the 25-year-old actor "might have taken a couple pills," according to a recording of the call released Wednesday.
The woman, who found his body on Jan. 15, tells the operator: "We're not sure if he's breathing or not. His nose is bleeding. ... We can't tell if he's breathing."
Originally posted 02/08/2008 05:25PM
Actor Brad Renfro's death has been attributed to "acute heroin/morphine intoxication," according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
"The final manner of death has been ruled an accident," the coroner's office said, adding that the drugs were injected.
The 25-year-old actor, who starred in 1994's The Client and, later, Apt Pupil, had recently completed a movie with Winona Ryder and Billy Bob Thornton. Renfro was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment on Jan. 15.
Originally posted 01/22/2008 12:40PM
Friends and loved ones of Brad Renfro gathered in North Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday night to remember the Client actor, who died Jan. 15 at age 25.
His family greeted some 600 mourners who showed up for the visitation, Knoxville's News Sentinel reports.
Originally posted 01/16/2008 04:00PM
Susan Sarandon is speaking out following the death of 25-year-old actor Brad Renfro, with whom she starred in 1994's big-screen adaptation of John Grisham's The Client.
"I had the pleasure of working with Brad when he was eleven in THE CLIENT. It was obvious to everyone that he was the sweetest, most incredibly gifted young actor to come along for some time. My heart goes out to the family for their tragic loss."
Originally posted 01/16/2008 11:20AM
An autopsy is planned for Thursday to determine what caused troubled actor Brad Renfro's untimely death, Los Angeles County coroner officials tell PEOPLE.
Meanwhile, his former lawyer spoke out, saying the news left her in tears.
Originally posted 01/15/2008 08:00PM
Actor Brad Renfro has died at age 25, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Renfro died Tuesday at a Los Angeles apartment where he spent the night with friends, Craig Harvey, chief investigator for the Los Angeles county coroner, tells PEOPLE.
Renfro was heard snoring overnight, but found not breathing later Tuesday morning, and the friends called 911. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene at about 9 a.m., Harvey says.
A cause of death was not immediately determined, but Renfro had a history of drug problems.
Drug overdose is a "possibility considering his history, but right now all we have is the history of his drinking the previous night," Harvey says. "All that we have is that he was last known to be alive during the morning hours and he was snoring."
Originally posted 03/09/2006 08:00AM
Following his no contest plea to a drunk-driving charge in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, Brad Renfro was immediately taken to jail where he began a 10-day sentence, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 02/23/2006 03:10PM
Brad Renfro pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to one felony count of attempted possession of heroin and will enter a drug program.
Originally posted 01/02/2006 08:00AM
Former child actor Brad Renfro, who was arrested Dec. 22 in a Los Angeles Skid Row police sting that netted 14 other people, had his arraignment scheduled for last Friday postponed until Jan. 18, because he is undergoing drug rehabilitation, his lawyer said Friday.
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