John Heard, the actor best known for his role as the father in the infamous “Home Alone” movies, was found dead in his hotel room in the summer of last year. Heard was 72 years old at the time of his death.
Originally, the cause of death was unknown. However, in August of 2017, an autopsy revealed that he died of a cardiac arrest.
As previously reported, Heard died from "sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease." Hypertensive heart disease can involve multiple health complications including high blood pressure and heart failure.
New details were recently discovered in relation to his death.
According to TMZ, the toxicology records showed that narcotics were also in his system when he died. The drugs included Tramadol, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Xanax, Buprenorphine, Fentanyl and Hydromorphone.
It is known that Heard was recovering from back surgery before his sudden death and the drugs could have been used to alleviate pain. Also, TMZ reported that Heard was attempted to be revived with Narcan—a counterdrug to narcotics.
It is unclear if the narcotics contributed to his death. If more information is released, this article will be updated accordingly.
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