The tragic story of actress Lisa Robin Kelly has come to its bitter end. On the evening of August 14, 2013, Kelly died in her sleep at the Pax House, a substance abuse facility in Altadena, California. According to Craig Wyckoff, her manager, Lisa had checked herself into the facility voluntarily, allegedly serious about shaking her problems with alcohol. She died of cardiac arrest before that could happen.
As an actress, Kelly showed enough potential to gain small roles on such shows as Married...With Children, Murphy Brown and The X Files. She also scored several bit parts in low-budget feature films including "Amityville Dollhouse" in 1996. Her biggest break was winning the recurring role of Eric Forman's sister Laurie on That '70s Show on the Fox network. The show would go on to be one of Fox's most popular.
Kelly seemed to be a natural as a Kelly Bundy clone. She was rude to Eric, detached from her mother (Debra Jo Rupp) and always cozying up to her father (Kurtwood Smith). She was part of the cast for fifty episodes until her problems with alcohol forced Fox to dismiss her and ultimately replace her with Christina Moore in Season 6.
Kelly's career all but vanished following that. She was arrested in 2010 for a D.U.I. She was arrested twice in 2012 on assault charges, one of which was not prosecuted by officials in California. However, she was again arrested for D.U.I. in 2013 which led her to check into Pax House this year. He intent to clean up her body and her life failed, leaving her dreams unfulfilled.