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That '70s Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly dies while in rehab

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Lisa Robin Kelly dies at 43

Lisa Robin Kelly had been suffering from problems for a while, and passed away Wednesday night while being treated at a California rehab facility.

Lisa Robin Kelly Lisa Robin Kelly, perhaps best known as Eric Forman’s older sister on That ‘70s Show, died Wednesday, according to TMZ. She was 43 years old.

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Kelly died in her sleep late Wednesday night while at a rehab facility in California. The actress's agent said she had checked in voluntarily to try to clean herself up, reportedly from alcohol problems.

The 43-year-old had been fighting her addiction for a while, and this wasn't her first time in rehab. She had also been arrested four times in the last three years for different offenses, including driving under the influence and assault.

Kelly was married only last October, to Robert Gilliam, but filed for divorce in July. The relationship was full of problems from the very beginning, and both sides had been accused of spousal abuse.

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The actress reportedly fell back into her old ways after a fight with Gilliam in May, which landed him a conviction of domestic battery, three years' probation, a restraining order and a divorce.

Kelly was the one to file for divorce in July, citing irreconcilable differences.

She reportedly was brought to the rehab center on Monday by her current boyfriend, and it looked to be a new start for the actress. TMZ reports she suffered cardiac arrest Wednesday night.

"She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle," her agent said.

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Kelly was a part of the That '70s Show cast for five years, and, while not one of the main characters, had her dating Ashton Kutcher's character on and off.

She had appeared in dozens of shows and movies in the four years before she joined the cast of That '70s Show, but had not done much in Hollywood since leaving the show in 2003.

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