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Updated January 16,2008
News on the death of Brad Renfro
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- (January 15, 2008) LOS ANGELES - Actor Brad Renfro, whose career began promisingly with a childhood role in "The Client" but rapidly faded as he struggled with drugs and alcohol, was found dead Tuesday in his home. He was 25.
Paramedics pronounced him dead at 9 a.m., said Craig Harvey, chief investigator for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The cause of death was not immediately determined, Harvey said, but an autopsy could be conducted as early as Wednesday.
Renfro had reportedly been drinking with friends the evening before his death, Harvey said.
Renfro's lawyer, Richard Kaplan, said he did not know whether the death was connected to any problems with addiction. "He was working hard on his sobriety," Kaplan said. "He was doing well. He was a nice person."
Renfro recently completed a role in "The Informers," a film adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel that stars Winona Ryder, Brandon Routh and Billy Bob Thornton.
"Brad was an exceptionally talented young actor and our time spent with him was thoroughly enjoyable," Marco Weber, president of the film's production house, Senator Entertainment, said in a statement.
The actor served 10 days in jail in May 2006 after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated and guilty to attempted possession of heroin. The latter charge stemmed from his arrest in Los Angeles' Skid Row area, when he attempted to buy heroin from an undercover officer in 2005. For several years he was better known for that drug bust and the resulting criminal case than for acting. After one court appearance, he talked to reporters about drug rehabilitation, saying he was "tired of paying the consequences" for drinking and drug use and eager to get clean. "It's definitely been an eye-opener," he said of his rehabilitation program. Other run-ins with the law included a 1998 charge of cocaine and marijuana possession, for which he avoided jail time in a plea deal. He was also placed on probation in January 2001 and ordered to pay $4,000 for repairs to a 45-foot yacht he and a friend tried to steal in Florida in August 2000. He was arrested again in May 2001 and charged with underage drinking, violating the terms of his probation, and was ordered into alcohol rehabilitation the following March.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Renfro's film career began when he was 12, acting opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in "The Client." His other credits included "Sleepers," "Deuces Wild," "Apt Pupil" and "The Jacket."

- (February 28) Brad at "The Jacket" Los Angeles Premiere. Taken from WireImage  

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- (16/09/03)Brad was at the opening of the 1st LA equinox fitness club to benefit the rainforest foundation and future forest (10/09/03). CLICK here to see some of his pics on that opening

- (October 2004) Brad on ALVIE Premiere. Taken from WireImage  


- (16/09/03)Brad was at the opening of the 1st LA equinox fitness club to benefit the rainforest foundation and future forest (10/09/03). CLICK here to see some of his pics on that opening
- (Nov 2002) Brad was at the SIMS online launch party on 21/11/02.Taken from WireImage. BRAD with BIJOU PHILLIPS

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- (Nov 2002) Brad was on the launch of on 18/11/02. Taken from WireImage 

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- (10/04/02) Brad is on PREMIERE magz (march 2002 edition) and he is one of the 16 men that are chosen to be hottest men on spring. CLICK here to see it on my ARTICLES PAGE
- (9/03/02) Brad Renfro ordered to complete his rehab CLICK for the full story.
- (09/02/02) Judge orders Brad Renfro Into treatment Program. CLICK for the full story.
- (31/01/02) Brad Renfro in Broward jail on violation of probation charge CLICK for the full story.

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- (27/12/01) Brad Renfro met DUI criteria. CLICK for the full story.

- (18/12/01) Brad Renfro Arrested Again. Brad Renfro has been charged with public intoxication and driving without a license, police said.
Renfro, , was arrested Monday (14/01/02) night after being stopped on a traffic violation near his house. A police report said Renfro "had slurred speech, unsteady balance and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person."
The actor declined comment on the arrest when reached at home on Tuesday.

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Taken from :Sun-Sentinel on Jan 16th,2002

.Copyright 2002, The Associated Press

- (22/12/01) Brad Renfro avoids jail threat. Actor Brad Renfro may be nearing the end of his legal troubles in Fort Lauderdale, his lawyer said.
At a hearing Thursday, attorney Bart Heffernan reported that an underage drinking charge against Renfro in his hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., had been dismissed.
The charge threatened to put Renfro in jail, as a possible violation of his probation in Broward County.
Renfro, who appeared in the movies The Client and Bully, is on two years' probation for trying to steal a $175,000 45-foot yacht from Holiday Harbor in August 2000

From   South Florida Sun-Sentinel  on Dec 14th,2001


- (22/12/01)Actor Brad Renfro and his attorney, Bart Heffernan, discuss the possibilities during a hearing on a probation violation charge in Judge Ronald Rothchild's Fort Lauderdale courtroom on Wednesday. The judge continued the hearing until December.
(Judy Sloan Reich/staff) 

South Florida Sun-Sentinel  on Sep 5th, 2001

- (22/12/01) Actor 'Bradboy' Renfro gets some good news in Broward case  Click  to read the full story 
- (19/12/01)   TROUBLE ON THE SET  Just Click to read the full story

- (30/08/01) Brad was in Venice Film Festival for his movie BULLY. Here some of his Pics at VFF, to see some more just go to my on Miscellaneous Gallery page 21,22,23 


- (23/08/01) Look out Hollywood,  there's a new brat in town. To see the full story just CLICK

- (2001) Brad has a Tattoo on his chest!!! click on the picture below

- (17/07/01) FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA-- Actor Brad Renfro returned to a Broward County, Fla., court Tuesday after he was ordered last week to undergo drug and alcohol testing. To read the full story jusCLICK

- (14/07/01) No Red Carpet for RENFRO. To read the story, Just CLICK

- (13/07/01) Brad Renfro returned to a Broward County, Fla., court Thursday for violating his probation, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Renfro was arrested in Knoxville, Tenn., in May on a charge of underage drinking.  From

- About The PAYMENT for the YACHT. Just CLICK

- ( 30/08/00) Brad Arrested for Stealing Yacht. To Read full story just CLICK

- In June 3,1998 Brad got caught by Knoxville's police because he used drugs with his cousins but now you don't have to worry because Brad had been bailed by his grandma and now he doesn't use drugs anymore, he says " That's because the support from my family".


- (23/09/04) Brad Renfro is working on his new movie "10th and Wolf"CLICK for the full story.

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- (09/01/04) Brad will be working with George Clooney. CLICK here to see the full story
- (04/01/04) Brad has joined a new movie THE JACKET. CLICK here to see the full story
- (08/08/03) Brad Renfro will be starring "HOLLYWOOD FLIES CLICK here to read the full story
- (August 2003) Brad posed on Rolling Stone for GAP advertisement

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- (10/07/03) Brad will play in a movie with an English Model Caprice and Vinnie Jones. But they haven't mention the title yet.Taken from
- (02/12/02) Brad was on N.E.R.D clip called PROVIDER,I have seen it at
- (14/10/02) Hannah, Renfro and Forsythe will be play on a movie called "JOB" CLICK here to read the full story
- (27/08/02) Bad News guys..BRAD has been replaced by Jason Ritter for his role on Jason vs. Freddy Taken from
- (13/08/02) Brad Renfro will be play on a new movie called FREDDY vs JASON, according to the Daily Variety. This movie also starring Robert Englund who will reprise his Freddy alter ego for 8th time in the project.Cameras are slated to roll September 9 in Vancouver for a 2003 release. Taken from
- (August '02) M2 magazine,gives an opinion about Deuces Wild. CLICK here to read the full article.
- (25/04/02) Deuces Wild will be out on May 3rd 2002
- (2002) GHOST WORLD was nominated on OSCAR for Adapted Screenplay
- (2002) TART DVD will be released on April 23,2002
- (09/03/02) Jack Palance and "Bully" co-stars Kelli Garner and Brad Renfro are in final negotiations to star in the feature "RV" (aka "The Vacation"), written, and to be directed, by Kevin Allen ("The Big Tease"). Taken from
- 2002 ,On AFI 2002 GHOST WORLD was nominated for BEST ACTOR,NON LEADING ROLE (Steve Buschemi) and BEST SCREENWRITER (Terry Zwigoff).
- (2002) BULLYwon as BEST MOVIE at Stockholm (Sweden) Film Festival on November 2001. Contributed by: Manuela
- On Golden Globe 2002 GHOST WORLD was nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE (Steve Buschemi) and BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY (Thora Birch), unfortunately non of them has won
- BULLY'S DVD will be out on February 2002

- Two of Brad's movies already released, BULLY on July 13th 2001 and GHOST WORLD on July 20th 2001

- Brad's Upcoming movie "GHOST WORLD" is not going to be release on this April (2001), because of something it's delayed until, AUGUST 3rd 2001

- (2000) Brad's Upcoming movie "BULLY" is based on true story of the 1993 murder of teenager Bobby Kent, as described in the book, Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge, written by Jim Schutze. Anyway this movie will be release on July 2001.

- (2000) Most reports about his film "Skipped Parts" state that Brad Renfro plays the son, but his character's name (Dothan Talbot) isn't that of the son in the novel (Sam Callahan). Plus... the son is supposed to be 13, which Renfro clearly isn't (he's 17). Bug Hall, however, was 14 when the movie was filmed and has a much younger look. (Note: As the plot summary below says, Renfro plays a jock with whom Sam doesn't get along.)

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