Actor Brand Renfo's troubled life ends at 25
Actor Brad Renfro has died at the age of 25. The cause of his death is still unknown, but friends say he was drinking the night before his death.
Renfro, an actor since childhood, was found dead on Tuesday morning in his home. An autopsy is expected to be conducted as early as tomorrow.
I had the honor of working with Renfro on a commercial set several years ago. While Brad had a wild streak, he was still a very nice person.
During his short life, he had several run-ins with police that resulted in DUI's and drug charges.
Renfro's attorney, Richard Kaplan, said Brad was working on his sobriety at his time of death.
Brad grew up near my hometown in Knoxville, Tennessee. His film career began when he was 12, acting opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in "The Client." Renfro's other credits included "Sleepers," "Deuces Wild," "Apt Pupil" and "The Jacket."