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‘That ’70s Show’ star Lisa Robin Kelly dead at 43
Fox News ^ | August 15, 2013 | (Fox/AP)

Posted on 08/15/2013 1:09:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Lisa Robin Kelly, who rose to fame as Laurie Forman on “That ’70s Show” died on Wednesday night, her manager told FOX411.

She was 43. …

“Unfortunately, Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening. 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,” her manager Craig Wycoff said. “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.” …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: addiction; alcoholism; hollyweird; hollywood; lisarobinkelly; obituary; rehab; that70sshow
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1 posted on 08/15/2013 1:09:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 08/15/2013 1:10:32 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

scary image here...
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/watn-photos/70s-show-stars-gallery-1.1064366?pmSlide=10


3 posted on 08/15/2013 1:11:10 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Perdogg

Oh my goodness!!!! What a shame...


4 posted on 08/15/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: Perdogg

Damn.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 1:13:16 PM PDT by FAA
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To: Perdogg
Alcohol addiction
6 posted on 08/15/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

Wow.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 1:14:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

Wow - what a change from the way she looked on the show.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 1:15:28 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Olog-hai

Honestly,
Who did not see this coming?

sad


9 posted on 08/15/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Olog-hai
Not all of them turned out bad.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 1:20:47 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Olog-hai
I usually post with zero empathy, but will not do so this time.

This just increases my conundrum with drugs and drug law.

Apparently there are some people that cannot protect themselves from drugs, no matter what.

Unfortunately, neither can I, or anybody else protect them.

11 posted on 08/15/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Perdogg

12 posted on 08/15/2013 1:22:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

That was a pretty terrible show.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 1:23:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Perdogg

That looks like a Pelosi face which means she was probably doing meth or coke or both. That’s not just booze.


14 posted on 08/15/2013 1:24:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GeronL

I bet you liked Red Forman.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 1:25:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin

Alcohol??

Looks like meth.

How sad.


16 posted on 08/15/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GeronL

It launched a bunch of careers, though. Mila Kunis is at the top of Hollywood, Austin Kucher, a couple others that did some movies. I actually thought it was somewhat fun. Not a favorite show, but I watched now and then.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 1:26:04 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Olog-hai

That is incredibly sad... didn’t any of her fellow cast members ever contact her or try to help her?


18 posted on 08/15/2013 1:26:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Leofl

Some people you just cannot save, there is no cause that can save them, none at all..

http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/02/19/five-people-who-went-on-dr-drew%E2%80%99s-celebrity-rehab-and-died/


19 posted on 08/15/2013 1:26:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: justa-hairyape

I always preferred her as a red-head. I don’t know why women always want to go blonde.


20 posted on 08/15/2013 1:26:53 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: GeronL

Red kicked ass.

LLS


21 posted on 08/15/2013 1:26:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: GeronL

I only watched a few of the episodes. Was not my cup of tea. Still, she had success and a bright future as an actress, but threw it all away for her addictions...which took her life. Sad and pathetic. Lots more like her.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 1:27:43 PM PDT by tioga
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To: LibLieSlayer

He was good in ‘Robocop’ too.


23 posted on 08/15/2013 1:28:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I agree, though seeing the teeth would seal the deal. Alcohol does kill early though, I have seen it in my work in the health field. You can die from acute pancreatitis.


24 posted on 08/15/2013 1:30:55 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Navy Patriot
 
I usually post with zero empathy, but will not do so this time.

This just increases my conundrum with drugs and drug law.

Apparently there are some people that cannot protect themselves from drugs, no matter what.

Unfortunately, neither can I, or anybody else protect them.

You are correct. We can pass a hundred more laws - and yet these individuals will still screw up their lives.

On the other hand.... When libertarians who advocate surrendering on the WOD also claim that - when drugs are legal - there won't be more drug users and more crime and all that.... They only look like the complete and utter idiots they are.

25 posted on 08/15/2013 1:31:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Perdogg

whoa, I wonder if that is why she disappeared from the show for really long periods of time.


26 posted on 08/15/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: tumblindice

Yes he was!


27 posted on 08/15/2013 1:33:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibertarianLiz

I think “Jackie” died, not Donna.


28 posted on 08/15/2013 1:33:36 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: GeronL

Only if you didn’t live it (also the show was best the first few years.....then became really boring)


29 posted on 08/15/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: BarbM
Pardon me, it was Forman’s slutty sister who died.

I have trouble with reality v. TV.

good thing Gilligan is coming back this Fall.

30 posted on 08/15/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: BarbM

No, Jackie is alive an well, trashing Christians and Republicans plus being the voice of Meg on Family Guy


31 posted on 08/15/2013 1:35:16 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Perdogg
There was an actress who was just adorable in the 30's named Barbara Pepper. She went from bombshell to playing Doris Ziffel on "Green Acres" Time is just not kind to some people.


32 posted on 08/15/2013 1:36:21 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: BenLurkin
Addiction implies it was out of her control to put alcohol in her mouth. Do you really believe that?

People use alcohol as a crutch, as a numbing agent, as a feel good substance, as a way to not think about disturbing thoughts.

But addiction implies there is no choice.

33 posted on 08/15/2013 1:36:36 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

I can only speculate — but many times alcohol addicts have underlying psychological issues for which they seek to self-medicate using booze.


34 posted on 08/15/2013 1:37:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai
Mila Kunis photo: mila kunis mila_kunis_0003.jpg

And Mila Kunis from the show turned 30 yesterday...

35 posted on 08/15/2013 1:38:32 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: LibLieSlayer
didn’t any of her fellow cast members ever contact her or try to help her?

She was already checked into a rehab facility where she died.........

It's unfair to any friends, co-workers or family to imply that there is some way they could have intervened in someone's addiction. I'm sure there's a lot of "One Steppers" here that will tell you that there is nothing one can do for a substance abuser, drugs or alcohol, unless they want to do it themselves.

I suspect that her addiction involved more than just alcohol. Such a tragic and unnecessary death.......

36 posted on 08/15/2013 1:41:55 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Olog-hai
Here is a great scene from "That 70's Show"
That 70s Show - The Hilarious Panties Scene
37 posted on 08/15/2013 1:42:32 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: MEGoody

She was older on the show than i realized....


38 posted on 08/15/2013 1:46:01 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Perdogg

I find it hard to believe that this is a real picture of her... why would she allow this pic to be taken? She didn’t realize how bad she looked?


39 posted on 08/15/2013 1:47:50 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BenLurkin
I'm not discounting self medicating for issues, stress, pain, trauma, whatever. I get that. Believe me, I do.

I just can't accept that it's an addiction, which implies out of their control. That's all.

40 posted on 08/15/2013 1:48:51 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: EEGator
I bet you liked Red Forman.

Loved Red Forman. "It's simple, Eric. Bad things happen to you cause you're a dumbass!" Now THAT'S parenting I can relate to!


41 posted on 08/15/2013 1:49:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GeronL

It so reminded me of high school when i went... it was at times, raunchy... but the writing was clever...


42 posted on 08/15/2013 1:49:41 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: svcw
I wonder if that is why she disappeared from the show for really long periods of time.

Yes it was. She was eventually fired because she couldn't stay sober. The character went away for about a year and then was recast with a different actress for the final season.


43 posted on 08/15/2013 1:51:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lizavetta
But addiction implies there is no choice.

No it doesn't, "addiction" means one doesn't have the self control to separate themselves from the addicted substance.......

44 posted on 08/15/2013 1:51:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: latina4dubya

I thought it was VERY on-target to when I went to high school in the 70’s. I had friends who were like every character in that show. Except Fez.


45 posted on 08/15/2013 1:52:00 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Leofl

All of her “Friends”.
Like my dear ole Maw used to say “with friends like that you don’t need any enemies”


46 posted on 08/15/2013 1:52:27 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: LibertarianLiz

women go blond for a reason... they really do turn more heads... i am a natural brunette with good hair... a lot of it, thick... luxurious... i have gone red and blond, and let me tell you, blonds get more attention...


47 posted on 08/15/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Perdogg
Better images here...


48 posted on 08/15/2013 1:54:11 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: latina4dubya

It promoted the kind of behavior that killed her.


49 posted on 08/15/2013 1:54:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: latina4dubya
... why would she allow this pic to be taken?

That is a mugshot from a previous arrest.

Given the way they treated her character on the show, I'm not surprised. Of course sometimes the character the other characters dump on is actually their favorite, but there was such a vein of real nastiness in the stories involving her that it made me wonder when I watched the show.

50 posted on 08/15/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT by x
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