That '70s Show Star Lisa Kelly Dead at 43

Actor died in California rehab facility

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 15, 2013 3:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Lisa Kelly, who played Eric Forman's sister on That '70s Show, has died in a California rehab facility where she hoped to kick her alcohol problem, TMZ reports. The 43-year-old went into cardiac arrest last night and never recovered. "She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle," her agent said. But sources say she also battled her husband, who assaulted her in May to get residual money from That '70s Show.

Convicted of domestic battery, he served 35 days in jail and was sentenced to 3 years' probation. Kelly's new boyfriend, who took her into rehab, blames her ex for Kelly's relapse into drinking. Sources say first responders found needle marks in her arms, but Kelly's BF says nurses made those Sunday when he took her to a hospital for boozing—with a .34 blood alcohol level. Kelly, who acted in several movies and TV shows, has been arrested at least four times for assault, spousal abuse, and DUI.

This photo provided by Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department, Lisa Kelly is shown.
This photo provided by Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department, Lisa Kelly is shown.   (AP Photo/Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department)
Lisa Kelly on That '70s Show.
Lisa Kelly on "That '70s Show."   (YouTube)
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