Mystery Cloaks That '70s Show Actress's Death
Authorities suspicious of Lisa Robin Kelly's rehab facility
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2013 10:28 AM CDT
This photo provided by Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department, Lisa Robin Kelly is shown.   (AP Photo/Iredell County, NC, sheriff’s department)

(Newser) That '70s Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly was pronounced dead by a doctor at her LA rehab facility at 8:07am Thursday, but the county coroner reportedly didn't learn of the death until noon ... when someone from the office read about it on TMZ. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ no one from the rehab facility called the county coroner—and now both the coroner and the LA County Sheriff's Department are suspicious and are investigating Kelly's death. Another cause of their suspicion: The rehab doctor said an embolism caused Kelly's death, but the coroner says there's no way he could have known that without doing an autopsy.

Kelly's autopsy was completed over the weekend, but her official cause of death is not yet known. The doctor also told the coroner Kelly was on detox drugs when she died, sources say, but it won't be clear whether they played a role in her death until the toxicology report is in. Meanwhile, Kelly's estranged husband (who earlier blamed Kelly's new boyfriend for the actress' recent troubles) is blabbing away about her death in a National Enquirer article picked up by Radar. He says the 43-year-old had a congenital heart defect, and that back in 2011 she was drinking as much as a half-gallon of vodka per day. "You can't do to the human body what Lisa did, for the length of time that she did, and expect to survive," he says. Click for more.

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Aug 22, 2013 8:49 PM CDT
The rehab morons never called the coronor (BIG sign of coverup). They claimed her death "in her sleep" was by cardiac arrest (blocked cardiac arteries) via air embolus - supposedly caused by IV's at medical hospital a WEEK prior. Even the worst physicians know that it is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for normal IV air to cause cardiac arrest. Normal IV air dissipates & is absorbed - never coming anywhere near the cardiac arteries or even the lungs. Other types (e.g., fat) of venous embolii in normal anatomy are physically unable to even reach cardiac arteris as they become lodged in the lungs - causing moderate pain, cough & short breath which interrupts sleep - NEVER causing instant death. Only criminally induced VERY LARGE air embolii can cause death. Venous air bubbles ( >100cc =10th of a liter!), strong enough to withstand dissipation forces, rarely can block the pulmonary valve causing death by asphyxiation - also not instant and also would cause any sleeping person to awaken. Or, if a RARE genetic atria septum defect is present, a LARGE venous air bubble can bypass lungs, and cause cardiac arrest. Her etoh withdrawal treatments at the medical hospital showed healthy organs (or she wouldn't have been released to be admitted to rehab). And, the coronor found NO ischemic damage which would result from any cardiac artery blockage, and found NO other cause of normal(non-criminal) death. Rehab "doc" chose to "coverup" w/ illogical fabrications (i.e., VERY ignorant of basic high school science), refused to call coronor, & now deserves jail. Worst "evil" is done by those who harm the sick/weak.
Aug 21, 2013 4:27 PM CDT
Gart is right! BANTO you are an ass clown. I'm sure a half gallon of Vodka a day would kill anybody. Whatever the cause, I feel bad for those and her family. Lisa you brought some bright spots into my life (unlike BABTO d-bag.)
Aug 21, 2013 1:44 PM CDT
No mystery! That would be the TOBACCO DRUG, stupid! She's just one of the 1,400 addicts killed EVERY DAY in this country by the tobacco pushers and their weapon of mass destruction, the TOBACCO DRUG. BAN THE TOBACCO DRUG, NOW! PROSECUTE THE CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS, TOO!