Brad Renfro’sÂ on/off girlfriendÂ spoke to Us Weekly about the last time she spoke to the actor before his death last week. Samantha Pearson said she spoke to himÂ twelve hours before he was found dead, and he seemed to be doing well.
“At 11:45 p.m., he was drunk. The last thing I said to him was, ‘Please be careful,'” she said.
“He seemed happy, laughing, joking,” she told Us.
Brad seemed up beat a week before he died during a trip to Knoxville to visit his family. He discussed his four year old son, Yamato, and wondered if he should marry the child’s mother.
“In other years, we had to babysit him,” his cousin Jesse Hasek told Us. “This time, he was like, ‘I’ve got it figured out.’ It was the happiest I’ve seen him.”
In Knoxville, Renfro glowed about Yamato, who lives in Japan full-time with his mom. (Yamato was “unplanned,” Hasek told Us, and his mother is “a friend he had over there.”)
“He asked me, ‘Do you think I should marry her? I like the feeling of family,'” Hasek recalled. “It crushed Brad that his kid lived on the other side of the world. He was saying, ‘I should bring them over permanently and be a part of their lives.'”
Although his friends and family seemed to think he was doing well before he died, it didn’t stop Brad from getting “Fuck All Y’All” tattooed across his back two days before his death.