You can tell that Brad and I are not closely related because his cowardly ancestors dropped the “e” off the end of his name. As fate would have it, my brother is named Brad Renfroe and has suffered as so many others who share a name with a celebrity (surely there should be a word for that by now). My brother is almost the exact same age as Renfro and was forced to follow the star’s career through jokes. “Hey,” his friends would say, “I heard you tried to steal a boat this weekend.” I imagine my brother Brad will now be dealing with rumors of his own death that are greatly exaggerated.
But here's to you Brad Renfro, another in a long line of troubled Renfro(e)s.