The trials and tribulations of Lisa Robin Kelly have come to a tragic end. The former star of That ’70s Show has long battled drug and alcohol addiction, and now has died at the age of 43.
“Unfortunately Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening,” Kelly’s agent said in a statement. “Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years.
“I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night she lost the battle. Cause of death has not been issued yet and no death certificate has been issued either.”
Though there’s no cause of death, it stands to reason that her demise at such a young age is tied to her past, or present issues. Even recovering alcoholics can endure long lasting problems that cause can serious health concerns into the future. Kelly was checked into rehab as recently as this week, so it appears she was making an effort to get help.
Kelly played Eric Foreman’s sister on That ’70s Show, one who always had the eye of Ashton Kutcher’s Kelso, but was written out of the show after a few seasons, and ultimately completely recast by season six.
Thoughts go out to her friends and family.