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15 January 2008 @ 09:05 pm
I was just checking my Yahoo mail and read that actor Brad Renfro died.  He was 25 years old.  I thought he was enormously talented and that just seems so sad.  The article said he has been known in recent years more for his drug busts than for his films.  What happens to these kids out there in Hollywood?  Where are their parents, their roots, their reality?  He could have grown and continued to work as he was always so good in the films I saw him in.....Sleepers, Apt Pupil, Bully, In America, The Client.  It's a shame that someone has to die so young because they are addicted.  I just wanted to comment on that because it struck me......he was younger than I am.
I Feel....: pensivepensive
bullpugluvbullpugluv on January 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
what part did he play in sleepers?
SSA McGeekmcgarrygirl78 on January 16th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
He played Jason Patric's character as a teenager. He starred in the first half of the movie (the best half) when they ended up in juvenile jail for that accident.

Edited at 2008-01-16 01:35 pm (UTC)
ginnyginnylcsw on January 16th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I just read about his death too. It is very sad the way too many of Hollywood's young stars get involved in drugs and other nasty things.

My girls, even at their relatively young age are very insightful about it. Emily commented about how she used to love Lindsay Lohan before she "did drugs and turned into a ho", this coming from a 13 year old.

Abby wanted to know why Paris Hilton was famous, Emily told her "her family owns hotels and she's a ho."

Apparently Em likes to use the word "ho" just a little too much, lol.
SSA McGeek: Nicole in Portraituremcgarrygirl78 on January 16th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she does, but since she's right I can't fault her there. Kids are smart, and most know they should not be worshipping these people. It's a shame though that they are all going down this path.
Elleavoirenviede0 on January 16th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
It's so sad when someone dies young, especially when they're someone with so much potential.
SSA McGeek: Leo: the bossmcgarrygirl78 on January 16th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
Seriously, he had a wealth of talent and I know a comeback was in his future. He could have acted well into older age like Johnny Depp. Now he's just gone. Very sad.