That ‘70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly died of multiple drug intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner’s department said Friday.
Lisa Robin Kelly died at age 43 in August 2013, after entering a rehab facility in an effort to clean up. Her rehab stay was preceded by a history of legal and substance-abuse woes.
Lisa Robin Kelly died at age 43 in August 2013, after entering a rehab facility in an effort to clean up
Further details from the coroner’s department were scant, aside from the fact that the fatal intoxication took place by oral ingestion, and that the manner of death was accidental.
The coroner’s report, which requires additional time for transcription, is not yet available to the public.
Lisa Robin Kelly played bad girl Laurie Forman on the Fox’s sitcom.
The L.A. County Coroner’s Office finished Lisa Robin Kelly’s autopsy on Saturday, but the toxicology results will take another two weeks to complete, TMZ reported.
Lisa Robin Kelly died in her sleep aged 43 on Wednesday night while staying at a treatment centre for alcohol abuse – a few days previously she was admitted to hospital with a blood/alcohol reading of .34 (almost fatal).
The toxicology tests will help determine her exact cause of death.
The L.A. County Coroner’s Office finished Lisa Robin Kelly’s autopsy, but the toxicology results will take another two weeks to complete
That 70’s Show star was not taking any withdrawal drugs at the time she died, according to the rehab facility where she was staying.
According to TMZ, L.A County Coroners went to Pax Rehab House in Altadena, California on Thursday afternoon where they were told Lisa Robin Kelly wasn’t given any drugs.
Lisa Robin Kelly’s death seems mysterious as there were “no drugs or alcohol in her room, no vomit in her airway and no obvious sign of trauma”.
Her spokesman confirmed her death to TMZ on Thursday saying: “She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle.”
Lisa Robin Kelly’s manager, Craig Wyckoff, told FOX411 he had spoken with the troubled star on Monday and she was “hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her”.
Craig Wyckoff also confirmed that she had voluntarily checked herself into the centre after being in and out of treatment facilities for alcohol addiction – she vehemently denied taking drugs – trying to get on the road to recovery.
Lisa Robin Kelly is reported to have fallen off the wagon following a huge dispute with her estranged husband, Robert Gilliam.
“She was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years,” Craig Wyckoff said.
He added: “Cause of death has not been issued yet and no death certificate has been issued either.”
Lisa Robin Kelly, best known for her role in That `70s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, has died at the age of 43.
The actress’ manager Craig Wyckoff said Lisa Robin Kelly died on Wednesday at a Los Angeles addiction treatment facility where she had been admitted earlier in the week.
No official cause of death was given.
Lisa Robin Kelly portrayed Laurie Forman, the promiscuous sister of Eric – played by Topher Grace on the Fox series, which ran from 1998 until 2006.
She left the series at the end of the fifth season in 2003. Her character was portrayed by the actress, Christina Moore, in season six.
Lisa Robin Kelly fell out of the spotlight after leaving the show but soon began making headlines for her troubled personal life.
Lisa Robin Kelly fell out of the spotlight after leaving That ‘70s Show but soon began making headlines for her troubled personal life
She was arrested in November along with her 61-year-old husband, Robert Joseph Gilliam, in connection with a disturbance at their home in North Carolina.
In June, Lisa Robin Kelly was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in California.
“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,” said Craig Wyckoff.
“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,” he added.
Prior to That ’70s Show, Lisa Robin Kelly had minor roles in several TV shows, including The X-Files, Charmed and Married With Children.
Lisa Robin Kelly also had roles in the TV movies Amityville Dollhouse, Late Last Night and Jawbreaker.