Why Was Brad Renfro Missing from 'In Memoriam' Montage?

Sunday night’s “In Memoriam” montage during the Oscar ceremony featured some emotional farewells to such stars as Heath Ledger and Suzanne Pleshette, as well as master director Ingmar Bergman. But on Monday morning several blogs (including TMZ and Perez Hilton) noted that one glaring omission appeared to be actor Brad Renfro, who was found dead of a heroin overdose on Jan.

Brad Renfro 911 Call: 'I've Been Trying to Wake Him'

Brad Renfro’s girlfriend told a 911 operator that she thought the 25-year-old actor “might have taken a couple pills,” according to a recording of the call released Wednesday.

The woman, who found his body on Jan. 15, tells the operator: “We’re not sure if he’s breathing or not. His nose is bleeding. … We can’t tell if he’s breathing.”

Coroner: Brad Renfro Died of Heroin Overdose

Actor Brad Renfro’s death has been attributed to “acute heroin/morphine intoxication,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

“The final manner of death has been ruled an accident,” the coroner’s office said, adding that the drugs were injected.

The 25-year-old actor, who starred in 1994’s The Client and, later, Apt Pupil, had recently completed a movie with Winona Ryder and Billy Bob Thornton. Renfro was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment on Jan. 15.

Brad Renfro Remembered by Family at Memorial Service

Friends and loved ones of Brad Renfro gathered in North Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday night to remember the Client actor, who died Jan. 15 at age 25.

His family greeted some 600 mourners who showed up for the visitation, Knoxville’s News Sentinel reports.

Susan Sarandon Speaks Out on Brad Renfro's Death

Susan Sarandon is speaking out following the death of 25-year-old actor Brad Renfro, with whom she starred in 1994’s big-screen adaptation of John Grisham’s The Client.

“I had the pleasure of working with Brad when he was eleven in THE CLIENT. It was obvious to everyone that he was the sweetest, most incredibly gifted young actor to come along for some time. My heart goes out to the family for their tragic loss.”

Brad Renfro's Former Lawyer: 'We All Failed'

An autopsy is planned for Thursday to determine what caused troubled actor Brad Renfro’s untimely death, Los Angeles County coroner officials tell PEOPLE.

Meanwhile, his former lawyer spoke out, saying the news left her in tears.

Brad Renfro Dies at 25

Actor Brad Renfro has died at age 25, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Renfro died Tuesday at a Los Angeles apartment where he spent the night with friends, Craig Harvey, chief investigator for the Los Angeles county coroner, tells PEOPLE.

Renfro was heard snoring overnight, but found not breathing later Tuesday morning, and the friends called 911. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene at about 9 a.m., Harvey says.

A cause of death was not immediately determined, but Renfro had a history of drug problems.

Brad Renfro Begins Jail Sentence

Following his no contest plea to a drunk-driving charge in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, Brad Renfro was immediately taken to jail where he began a 10-day sentence, the Associated Press reports.

Renfro, 23, was picked up in downtown L.A. on Nov. 24 for suspicion of driving under the influence.

In addition to the jail time, Renfro was fined, ordered to take 18 months of alcohol education classes, and sentenced to five years’ probation.

Actor Renfro Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

Brad Renfro pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to one felony count of attempted possession of heroin and will enter a drug program.

Wearing tennis shoes and a suit, Renfro, 23, was sentenced to three years’ probation and told to return to court on March 6 to begin his treatment through California’s Proposition 36 program, a 2000 voter initiative that permits those convicted of first- and second-time nonviolent drug possession to receive treatment in lieu of incarceration.

Brad Renfro Enters Drug Rehab Program

Former child actor Brad Renfro, who was arrested Dec. 22 in a Los Angeles Skid Row police sting that netted 14 other people, had his arraignment scheduled for last Friday postponed until Jan. 18, because he is undergoing drug rehabilitation, his lawyer said Friday.

Renfro’s attorney, Richard Kaplan, said his client is doing well and “looks forward to doing whatever is necessary to take care of his personal and legal issues,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

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