MANILA, Philippines – Lisa Robin Kelly, star of the period sitcom, ‘That ‘70s Show,’ died on Wednesday, August 14, TMZ reports.
The 43-year-old actress died in her sleep at a rehab facility in California where she had checked herself for treatment of alcoholism, her agent said.
Kelly is best known for her role as the beautiiful but manipulative and promiscuous Laurie Forman in the said program on Fox, which aired from 1998 to 2006.
Her other screen appearances include guesting in “Charmed” and “Sillk Stalkings,” and direct-to-video movies like “Amityville Dollhouse.”
The sitcom focuses on the lives of a group of teenagers amid the social and pop-cultural developments of that decade.
Even at the height of that program, Kelly already admitted to “a drinking problem.” She was subsequently arrested time and again for DUI (driving under the influence) and domestic violence.
Kelly left the series in 2003 but returned to do 4 episodes in the show’s fifth season.
The series also starred, among others, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Topher Grace, who played Kelly’s younger brother, Eric Forman. – Rappler.com