Former star of That '70s Show Lisa Robin Kelly died at a rehab facility in Los Angeles at the young age of 43. Lisa had been struggling with alcohol addiction for a long time, and had entered the facility only days after being brought to a hospital for acute intoxication. But no one really knew what had caused her death in rehab. Had her body just given out under the strain of so much abuse? Reportedly, it was much more than that. According to TMZ, Lisa's toxicology report says she died of "multiple drug intoxication" and it has been ruled an accidental overdose.
The coroner reportedly did not identify the drugs found in her body, but the full report will be released in a couple of weeks.
This is rather shocking, because Lisa was in rehab when she died, and her manager had said she was determined to get clean. I don't know much about rehab facilities, but my guess is you can't bring drugs into the facility -- except maybe prescription drugs that are necessary.
If she died of illegal drugs in her system, it makes you wonder how that happened. She had been in rehab for two days before she died. Past reports said she'd suffered cardiac arrest. So it's unclear if she got took this accidental overdose while in the facility, or if it was something she did before she got there. I imagine it will be looked into.
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The whole thing is very sad. Lisa had looks, talent, and a great career. But those things don't bring you peace with yourself. Neither do drugs. And addiction is a very difficult thing to get out of once you are in it.
Drugs are a temporarily solution but often end up being a permanent problem. Cory Monteith and Heath Ledger tragically learned this lesson too.
My thoughts go out to Lisa's friends and family.
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