‘That ’70s Show’ Actress Lisa Robin Kelly Dies at 43

Lisa Robin Kelly

Lisa Robin Kelly, who was most well known for her role as Eric Forman’s older sister on “That ’70s Show,” died Wednesday at a California rehab facility. She was 43.

According to news reports, Kelly checked herself in to the facility earlier in the week to deal with an alcohol problem. The troubled actress has been arrested at least four times in the past three years for DUI and spousal abuse charges.

“Unfortunately Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening,” her agent said. I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her.”

The actress’ cause of death has not been issued yet and no death certificate has been issued either.

Kelly had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility earlier this week where she was “battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years,” according to her rep.

In addition to “The ’70s Show,” Kelly had guest roles on shows including “Days of Our Lives,” “Murphy Brown,” “Married With Children” and “The X-Files.” She left “That ’70s Show” during the show’s third season, and reappeared for a few episodes in the fifth season.

She appeared in films including “Amityville: Dollhouse,” “Jawbreaker” and “Clubland.”

Born in Connecticut, she graduated with an acting degree from Depaul U. She recently filed for divorce from her husband Robert Joseph Gilliam, with whom she had a rocky relationship.

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  1. msrickie says:

    @andrewwharnett

    We all mistakes, but your post is riddled with mistakes and typos. It’s hard to read and comprehend what you are trying to say.

    You do realize that the actress passed away don’t you? So there will be no returning for her. Additionally that 70’s show went off in 2006. I hope you were not making light of her death with this post.

  2. I rellay like her in the x falls she varry good arthor in movies i hope she come back in movies and tv she funny in the 70s show i like the show and i love it i uase to watch it i feel watch mroe the show she nice person i wash she wall be my stser i wall hope her to be better

  3. Sad to hear of Lisa Robin Kelly’s passing. RIP. May your family find peace and healing. Made a tribute memorial in your honor: http://www.thememorium.com/Memorials/lisa-robin-kelly

  4. M. Martin says:

    Yeah, nice alternative – Do pot instead! At least the human body metabolizes and burns off alcohol vs marijuana which actually causes long lasting chemical effects and changes to the brain! I’m not justifying alcoholism by no means and it should never get to that point where one becomes addicted! However, there’s extensive research that shows that those who use marijuana has their brain chemistry altered resulting in early onqset of Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurological illnesses. One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to realize that marijuana has a hugely different effect on the human body than alcohol! Alcohol is burned off in the body within hours vs marijuana lasting for a month or more!

    • shane says:

      Martin has the right idea. Society at large still accepts alcohol, a dangerous drug according to statistics and accident reports, and shuns others’ drugs of choice. It seems there are people wanting to legislate their preferences on others. It would be wrong for me to force my ideals onto you, however. This should apply in every way possible. I should never be able to force your hand, and you should never be able to force my hand (especially through a third party.)

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