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'Shiloh' actor Blake Heron passes away at 35

Blake Heron, Best Known For His Role In 1996 Movie Shiloh, Has Died. He Was 35. A Cause Of Death Has Not Yet Been Determined.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Sep 2017, 03:08:42 PM
'Shiloh' actor Blake Heron passes away at 35

Los Angeles:

Blake Heron, best known for his role in 1996 movie "Shiloh", has died. He was 35. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, the actor was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles-area residence on Friday morning, reported Entertainment Weekly.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Born in Sherman Oaks, California, Heron made his feature film debut at the age of 13 in the 1995 Disney film "Tom and Huck".

The next year, he had the biggest role of his career as the lead in "Shiloh", where he played Marty Preston, a young boy who rescues a hunting dog from an abusive owner. As a child actor, Heron also starred in the TV movie "Trilogy of Terror II" and the WB sitcom "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher".

As an adult, Heron featured in Mel Gibson's "We Were Soldiers" and made guest appearances on "ER", "The Practice", "Justified", and "Criminal Minds".

According to TMZ, Heron had a history of heroin use, and recently checked out of rehab. He channelled his past addiction for a role in the recent Tribeca Film Festival entry "A Thousand Junkies".

His last role will be alongside Kevin Dillon in the upcoming racing film "Dirt".

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First Published : 09 Sep 2017, 03:08:22 PM

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