A coroner’s investigator says an autopsy could be conducted as early as today on Brad Renfro. The actor was found dead yesterday in his Los Angeles home.
Renfro’s career began promisingly with a childhood role opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in “The Client,” but rapid faded as he struggled with drugs and alcohol.
Coroner’s chief investigator Craig Harvey says the cause of death was not immediately determined. He says Renfro had reportedly been drinking with friends the night before his death.
Renfro recently completed a role in “The Informers,” a film adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel that stars Winona Ryder, Brandon Routh and Billy Bob Thornton.