Vale: Lisa Robin Kelly

2013-08-16_1055US actress Lisa Robin Kelly, best known as the  Eric Forman’s promiscuous older older sister Laurie on That ’70s Show, has died, aged 43.

She died in her sleep after having voluntarily checked herself into a California rehab facility on Monday.

“I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her,” her agent Craig Wyckoff said in a statement. “Last night she lost the battle. Cause of death has not been issued yet and no death certificate has been issued either.”

In recent years, she’d had several run-ins with authorities, most recently in June arrested on suspicion of DUI. She was also arrested along with her husband last November when police were called to their home in North Carolina after reports of a domestic disturbance. In June she filed for divorce.

There were also troubles with alcohol from 2003, following a miscarriage, eventually leading to her departure from the series.

In addition to That ’70s Show, Kelly guest-starred on Charmed, Married With Children and The X-Files.

Source: LA Times


  1. I read somewhere yesterday that she went on leave after having a miscarriage, came back for a few episodes during the next season and then decided to leave herself (and was replaced by another actress). Very sad.

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