11 movie stars died of drug overdoses

11 movie stars died of drug overdoses




Brad Renfro


The star of The customer, Sleepers (above), Gifted student And Ghost World was born on July 25, 1982 and died on January 15, 2008, at only 25 years old.

Renfro, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, came to Hollywood after a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer recommended him to a casting agent. (The agent, Dennis Bowman, told the Knoxville News Sentinel that Renfro was “smart and wise for his age.”)

The actor struggled with addiction for years and died of acute heroin and morphine intoxication, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.