More details on the possible cause of death for John Heard, the longtime actor who died in 2017, were revealed on Monday, Jan. 8, according to a report.
Heard, 71, died in July, and according to TMZ, he had Tramadol, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Xanax, Buprenorphine, Fentanyl, and Hydromorphone in his system at the time of death.
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“It’s important to note Heard had back surgery 2 days before his death, and some of these drugs are commonly used to alleviate pain,” TMZ said. There was an apparent attempt to revive Heard via Narcan, an opioid-reversal agent.
A medical examiner said that he had died from a heart attack, but the toxicology report was recently obtained by the website. “The manner of death is natural,” reads a statement from the coroner’s office in August 2017, People reported.
Heard is best-known for playing the father, Peter McCallister, in “Home Alone” along with roles in dozens of other films, including “Gladiator,” “The Pelican Brief,” “White Chicks,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “The Trip to Bountiful.”
“John was a wonderful person and such an incredible talent,” his manager said in August, according to People. “Only a small core group of family and friends knew just how generous and caring John was. He will be missed very much.”
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