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
This photo provided by Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department, Lisa Kelly is shown.   (AP Photo/Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department)

(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.

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Riffran
Aug 18, 2013 7:55 AM CDT
Drugs End All Dreams
quantumkev
Aug 16, 2013 10:20 AM CDT
It's always so heartbreaking to see stories like this, especially when it is someone who is my age. By the Grace of God, I was able to get sober in AA and have stayed that way for the past 10 years. But not everyone makes it, and I am always sad to hear about people who lost the battle. Perhaps this might touch just one person and inspire them to get sober before they too lose the battle. Godspeed Lisa Kelly.
JBHK
Aug 16, 2013 9:37 AM CDT
Sad story. This woman had problems even when she was on the show, and they continued and finally they just caught up with her. I can't blame the rehab facility. Her body just gave out after all the abuse.