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Brad Renfro (1982-2008)

The child actor who starred in The Client.

The young man who had frequent run-ins with the law, and was found dead Jan. 15, 2007, at his Los Angeles home. He was 25.


  • Cause of death was not initially apparent or determined.
  • Sentenced in 2006 to 10 days in jail for a 2005 drunken-driving arrest.
  • Arrested in 2005 during a sting operation for allegedly trying to score heroin. Subsequently, pleaded innocent in 2006 to a charge of attempted drug possession.
  • Arrested in 2001, at age 18, on suspicion of engaging in Miller Time prior to the legal drinking age of 21.
  • Arrested in 2000 on suspicion of trying to steal a, um, 45-foot yacht.
  • Arrested in 1998, at age 15, on suspicion of marijuana and cocaine possession.
  • Has done at least two stints in rehab, most recently following the 2005 drug bust.
  • Made film debut, at age 12, in The Client.
  • As a teen, had a string of prestige credits, including Sleepers, Telling Lies in America and Apt Pupil, before making headlines for drug arrests.
  • Troubles or no, became an indie-film star in acclaimed movies such as Ghost World and Bully.


  • The Smoking Gun: Brad Renfro Mugshot
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