Coroner says Brad Renfro O-D'd on her...

Coroner says Brad Renfro O-D'd on heroin, morphine

There are 83 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Feb 8, 2008, titled Coroner says Brad Renfro O-D'd on heroin, morphine. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Brad Renfro died of an overdose of heroin and morphine. But the Los Angeles County Coroner adds that Renfro's death was accidental.

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Bounce Mountain

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Feb 9, 2008
What a sad end to a young life. RIP.
Archie Bunker

Marietta, GA

#2 Feb 9, 2008
OK..lets all get ready to hear from the "He was such a good person but fell in with the wrong people" crowd. He was a junkie who loved the drug induced high more than he loved his own life. Save your tears for real victims!
Archie Bunker

Marietta, GA

#3 Feb 9, 2008
Bounce Mountain wrote:
What a sad end to a young life. RIP.
Whats so sad about that? He chose to buy the heroin and stick the needle into his arm. You can bet that was not his first time!
Creekside

Smyrna, TN

#4 Feb 9, 2008
Archie Bunker wrote:
OK..lets all get ready to hear from the "He was such a good person but fell in with the wrong people" crowd. He was a junkie who loved the drug induced high more than he loved his own life. Save your tears for real victims!
Do You need to take a time out honey?
Donna

United States

#5 Feb 9, 2008
People have choices in their lives and he made the wrong one. It turned out to be deadly.
wbir watcher

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2008
Can these movie stars ever say NO to anything, or do they not know what is right and what is wrong?
vickie

Ringgold, GA

#7 Feb 9, 2008
what a predictable ending to his young life. yes, he was talented but he had a monkey on his back that is such a demon.

“she was...”

Since: Jul 07

Brooklyn

#8 Feb 9, 2008
why are some of you people hating on a dead person?

do you have anything better to do?
big earl

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 9, 2008
ok- the dude passed away so let it be, i hate hearing how he was on the rebound, ran with wrong crowd or changing his life around-
he fucked up and killed himself cus he hated life, thats it. dead is dead.
go find someone who is still alive and needs your help.
katydid

Knoxville, TN

#11 Feb 9, 2008
most of these posts show a sadly predictable lack of understanding about the disease of addiction. by the time renfro got to the point he did--once he had relapsed into active addiction--he did not have a choice. at certain points in active addiction, the disease progresses to the point the addict cannot stop using without professional help. he was one of the luckier ones who had access to medical and psychological resources and he still did not make it--imagine how hard it is for people who lack these scarce resources--resources scarce in large part because society still believes addiction is a failing of character or willpower. if anyone lacks proof of society's view of addicts just check out comments about mr. renfro and mr. ledger or any of the numerous other suffering addicts.
Lilly Anne

Linden, TN

#12 Feb 9, 2008
XxXVampireXxX wrote:
why are some of you people hating on a dead person?
do you have anything better to do?
Are you a real vampire??
Thoughtful

Morristown, TN

#13 Feb 9, 2008
Hollywood really has nothing to offer any of us. Almost all so called "stars" end up addicted to drugs, have had multiple marraiges and find no happiness under the "lights, camera, action" scene. I think what is so sad is that all of us (including myself sometimes) flock to see the latest release, become obssessed with actors/actresses and give our hard earned $$$$$$$$$$ to help support all this. WE ARE ALL GUILTY!!!!!!!
Julia B

Waynesboro, TN

#14 Feb 9, 2008
Thoughtful wrote:
Hollywood really has nothing to offer any of us. Almost all so called "stars" end up addicted to drugs, have had multiple marraiges and find no happiness under the "lights, camera, action" scene. I think what is so sad is that all of us (including myself sometimes) flock to see the latest release, become obssessed with actors/actresses and give our hard earned $$$$$$$$$$ to help support all this. WE ARE ALL GUILTY!!!!!!!
Correction: Not multiple marriages, multiple babies without the benefit of marriage, often with multiple partners. Unfortunately, Hollywood has redefined the term, "family".
Sharon knox

Dillon, SC

#15 Feb 9, 2008
Thoughful said it right. Sometimes once you start drugs They won't let you go. I loved Brad and I know he wanted to stop drugs.

“she was...”

Since: Jul 07

Brooklyn

#16 Feb 9, 2008
Lilly Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you a real vampire??
i would love to be.

:)
Jenny

West Yarmouth, MA

#17 Feb 10, 2008
Archie Bunker wrote:
OK..lets all get ready to hear from the "He was such a good person but fell in with the wrong people" crowd. He was a junkie who loved the drug induced high more than he loved his own life. Save your tears for real victims!
I read somewhere at sometime that he was a 'crack baby' and so maybe that is true and why he seemed to be aditted to drugs most of his life. If thats true then he really never had a decent chance...a mother that did drugs while pregnant (if true) and later on that same mother left him and lost contact with him over time. He lived with his grandmother and did have contact with his dad...and all along had this fetish with older women...maybe he was searching for a mother figure.
In the end its sad he wont see his kid grow up and that he didn't have the inner stregth to kik the addiction. It took his life in the end at such a young age as most of us thought would happen.
Even though he is not here any longer I am sure he is at peace and with his family.
Retired LEO

Albania

#18 Feb 10, 2008
katydid wrote:
most of these posts show a sadly predictable lack of understanding about the disease of addiction. by the time renfro got to the point he did--once he had relapsed into active addiction--he did not have a choice. at certain points in active addiction, the disease progresses to the point the addict cannot stop using without professional help. he was one of the luckier ones who had access to medical and psychological resources and he still did not make it--imagine how hard it is for people who lack these scarce resources--resources scarce in large part because society still believes addiction is a failing of character or willpower. if anyone lacks proof of society's view of addicts just check out comments about mr. renfro and mr. ledger or any of the numerous other suffering addicts.
Addiction is not a disease, it is a weakness. A disease is generally communicable, a weakness is not. Nice try but it won't fly!
Retired LEO

Albania

#19 Feb 10, 2008
XxXVampireXxX wrote:
why are some of you people hating on a dead person?
do you have anything better to do?
Get a grip on reality... No such thing as a vampire, XxX or otherwise. Only in your twisted desires as posted. Take two garlic buttons and call me in the morning and please stay away from mirrors as they may be somewhat disconcerting with a negative reflection of the non-existent.
katydid

Knoxville, TN

#20 Feb 10, 2008
Retired LEO wrote:
<quoted text>Addiction is not a disease, it is a weakness. A disease is generally communicable, a weakness is not. Nice try but it won't fly!
do you remember the story of humpty dumpty? he told alice that words meant what he wanted them to mean. your logic is humpty dumpty logic. check the medical meaning of disease. is diabetes a disease? is it communicable? addiction is considered a disease and progresses like a disease and must be treated by medical professionals as a disease. talk to a medical doctor, lean not unto your own understanding.
Retired LEO

Albania

#21 Feb 10, 2008
katydid wrote:
<quoted text>
do you remember the story of humpty dumpty? he told alice that words meant what he wanted them to mean. your logic is humpty dumpty logic. check the medical meaning of disease. is diabetes a disease? is it communicable? addiction is considered a disease and progresses like a disease and must be treated by medical professionals as a disease. talk to a medical doctor, lean not unto your own understanding.
And Humpty Dumpty was a fairytale. We are responsible for each and every CHOICE we make that results in a detrimental or positive effect on our bodies. Those diseases for which we have no choice or control will be what they are and will eventually take their course. I don't believe that over dosing, intentional or accidental, qualifies as a disease.

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