Actor Renfro Dead at 25; Cause Unknown

Child star of The Client had run-ins with police, drugs as an adult
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2008 8:22 PM CST
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(Newser) – Actor Brad Renfro, who kicked off his career at age 10 in The Client, was found dead at his Los Angeles home today, "Access Hollywood" reports. He was 25. The LA coroner's office confirmed his death; the cause of death is unknown and an investigation is under way. "There is no suspicion of foul play," a police spokesman told the LA Times.

Renfro had had repeated run-ins with the police in recent years; in 2005, he was arrested for attempting to buy heroin in LA, pled guilty, and served 10 days in jail. After his days as a child actor, Renfro performed in such indie classics as Ghost World. TMZ reports he recently completed work on The Informers, with Winona Ryder and Billy Bob Thornton.