This might be quite surprising, and possibly even alarming, but some celebrities you believed to be alive and well, actually passed away years ago! For most celebrities when their time in the spotlight ends, they kind of go off the map and we stop keeping tabs on them. This is when the public misses monumental things like their passing — and that can be said for the following individuals on this list. It seemed there was too much going on, or some other really big news that disallowed everyone to mourn the loss of some television and movie favorites, or toss out a “Thanks for the laughs…” Here are eight stars from the 1990s who have passed away without the social media hoopla.
8. Brad Renfro
Brad Renfro got his start in acting at a young age, locking down a role in John Grisham’s story, adapted for screen, The Client. Brad being a Tennessee native, became an easy front runner for the Grisham story, as all of John’s stuff takes place in his regional backyard. Brad went on to enjoy immense success in the 1990s, pushing into his teenage years and young adulthood at the turn of the century. He was good and he was very intelligent. At a certain point, he let things come between his life and his career goals. In a haunting interview–one of the last he offered–he soberly advised anyone interested in acting to avoid the pitfalls of the party lifestyle, or anything that would be a distraction from reaching goals. It was less than a year later that Brad died of a heroin overdose, after getting clean for a time.