Lisa Robin Kelly, known as the slutty big sister Laurie Forman on “That 70’s Show”, passed away last week at a rehab facility.
Authorities have now revealed they are investigating her death, labeling it “suspicious”.
The L.A. County Coroner and the L.A. County Sheriff are now conducting separate investigations to determine the exact cause of Kelly’s death.
The doctor at the rehab treatment center failed to call authorities until nearly four hours after she died.
Lisa was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. on Thursday but authorities were not called until noon.
The doctor at the facility told the coroner that Lisa had died of an embolism, although the coroner couldn’t confirm this until an autopsy was performed.
Lisa’s rehab doctor told the coroner that she was on detox drugs, although this was originally thought to be false.
The L.A. County Coroner’s Office finished her autopsy on Saturday, but toxicology results will take another two weeks to complete.
The 43-year-old actress died in her sleep on Wednesday night while staying at the treatment center to get help for her alcohol addiction.
A rep for Lisa Robin Kelly confirmed her death on Thursday, stating, “She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle”.
Lisa’s manager, Craig Wyckoff, said he had spoken with the troubled star on Monday and said she was “hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her”.
Lisa Robin Kelly had been struggling with alcohol abuse, reportedly drinking a half-gallon of vodka daily. She also had acongenital heart defect.
Lisa’s estranged husband, Robert Gilliam, said, “You can’t do to the human body what Lisa did, for the length of time that she did, and expect to survive. Not with the congenital heart defect, which Lisa had. Her poor little body just couldn’t take all that abuse anymore.”
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