Authorities Suspicious of ‘That ‘70s Show’ Star’s Death

August 21, 2013 By:
Authorities Suspicious of ‘That ‘70s Show’ Star’s Death

Lisa Robin Kelly, best known for her role on “That ‘70s Show,” died last week at the age of 43.

The actress passed away in her sleep at a rehab facility in California, a center she voluntarily checked herself into to battle her alcohol addiction. However, in the wake of this tragic news, the circumstances surrounding her death are under suspicion, reports TMZ’s sources.

Two separate investigations have been opened, from the L.A. County Coroner and L.A. County Sheriff respectively, in order to determine what happened in her final moments.

The reasons authorities are suspicious? The L.A. County Coroner never got a call from the rehab facility where Kelly died, law enforcement officials told TMZ. A doctor at the rehab center pronounced the actress dead at 8:07 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, but the coroner didn’t even hear about it until noon that day.

Also, the rehab doctor told the coroner that Kelly had died from an embolism, which is impossible to conclude without first performing an autopsy.

Until the toxicology report is filed, there’s no answer, but authorities are suspicious of a) why it took so long to notify the coroner, and b) why would the rehab facility conclude that the cause of death was an embolism if there’s no way to be certain of that just yet.