Brad Renfro was most famous for his role in the movie THE CLIENT, a blockbuster adaptation of John Grisham's novel. Brad starred along side Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in that movie when he was 12 years old. But the main thing he has been famous for in the years since has been his abuse of drugs and alcohol.. The cause of death has not yet been determined and an autopsy could take place as early as Wednesday.
Renfro's more recent behavior, however, suggested that the Knoxville, Tennessee, native was working hard to get his life back on track. A month after agreeing to enter a drug-diversion program in March 2006 in order to avoid jail time on an attempted heroin-possession rap, he told reporters that he had 30 days of hard-won sobriety and was "tired of paying the consequences" for his destructive behavior.
I lost a son to drugs three years ago and all I can say is, I am sorry Brad, that you couldn't overcome your demons and I pray for your parents in the aftermath of your tragic death.