‘Shiloh’ Star Blake Heron's Death Ruled Accidental Overdose
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Blake Heron's cause of death has been revealed.
The actor, best known for starring in the 1996 movie Shiloh, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to his death certificate, obtained by ET.
Heron, who was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Sept. 8, 2017, overdosed on the opioid fentanyl. He also had other medications in his system; the medical examiner listed his cause of death as "effects of multiple drugs."
The actor, who was 35 when he died, had battled heroin addiction throughout his life. While promoting his film, A Thousand Junkies,last year, Heron told Deadline, "It was easy to get into character, but it was also at certain points kind of rough, revisiting that frame of mind, and lifestyle …. The film portrays us -- the way we used to be -- pretty accurately, so to revisit that sometimes was a little bit of a bummer, but I had a blast doing the movie."