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Actor Brad Renfro Found Dead at a Los Angeles Apartment

January 16, 2008 (2:44 am) GMT
Brad Renfro was found dead at a Los Angeles apartment Tuesday morning, January 15. He was 25.

Actor Brad Renfro is dead.

The 25-years-old film star was found dead at a Los Angeles apartment on Tuesday morning, January 15 where he spent the night before with friends.

Speaking on his death, Craig Harvey, chief investigator for the Los Angeles county coroner, explained Renfro "was heard snoring overnight, but found not breathing later Tuesday morning, and the friends called 911. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene at about 9 A.M."

The cause of Renfro's death had yet to be determined, and his lawyer Richard Kaplan said he did not know whether the death was connected to any problems with addiction taking into account that Renfro had a history of drug problems.

Officials, elsewhere, would not comment on whether drugs or drug paraphernalia were found in the building.

Harvey, moreover, was quoted by People as saying that though drug overdose is "obviously it's a possibility considering his history, but right now all we have is the history of his drinking the previous night. All that we have is that he was last known to be alive during the morning hours and he was snoring."

Harvey went on adding an autopsy could be conducted as early as Wednesday, January 16.

Renfro was best known for playing the central role in the 1994 John Grisham legal thriller "The Client," a part he landed when he was merely 10 years old. The movie was his first big break that later on propelled him to a succession of other roles. Having such films, as "Tom and Huck" (1995), "Ghost World" (2001) and "Deuces Wild" (2002) as his other credits, Renfro additionally had been filming "" (2008) with and .

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