Sporadic actor John Drew Barrymore, perhaps best known as the absentee father of Drew Barrymore, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 72.
No cause or details of his passing were released.
In a statement issued by her publicist, Drew, 29, said: “He was a cool cat. Please smile when you think of him.”
John Drew Barrymore’s parents were actress Dolores Costello and the fabled John Barrymore, who was part of a stage and screen dynasty that included brother Lionel Barrymore and sister Ethel Barrymore.