LOS ANGELES - Funeral services were pending today for Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who portrayed Eric Forman's older sister on “That ‘70s Show” but struggled over the years with drug addiction.
Kelly, 43, died in her sleep Wednesday night at a Southern California drug rehabilitation facility, her agent, Craig Wyckoff, told City News Service.
“Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years,” Wyckoff said. “I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night she lost the battle.”
He said a cause of death has not yet been determined.
Kelly had a series of arrests in recent years, including a drunken driving arrest in 2010 and various run-ins with police for alleged spousal abuse involving her husband, Robert Gilliam. She filed for divorce earlier this year, and the case was still pending.
A Connecticut native, Kelly made guest appearances on a variety of shows in the 1990s, including “Silk Stalkings,” “Murphy Brown,” “Married with Children” and “The X-Files.” She had bit roles in films such as “Payback,” “Clubland” and “Performance Anxiety.”
She got her big break playing Laurie Forman on “That ‘70s Show,” joining a cast that featured Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama and Topher Grace.