Drew Barrymore Obituary

Drew Barrymore, the beloved actress, producer, and director, passed away.

Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, on February 22, 1975, into the famous Barrymore acting family. She began her acting career at just 11 months old when she appeared in a dog food commercial. Her breakthrough role came at the age of seven in Steven Spielberg’s iconic film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Her performance as Gertie earned her widespread recognition and praise, and she went on to star in many successful films throughout her career.

In her teenage years, Barrymore struggled with substance abuse and entered rehab multiple times. She turned her life around and became an advocate for addiction recovery and mental health. She also became a successful producer and director, with her production company, Flower Films, responsible for hit films such as Never Been Kissed and Charlie’s Angels.

Barrymore was known for her infectious energy and positivity, both on and off screen. She was a philanthropist, supporting causes such as animal welfare, cancer research, and children’s charities. She was also a devoted mother to her two daughters, Olive and Frankie, whom she shared with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman.

In a statement, Spielberg said, “Drew was not only a talented actress, but she was a true friend and inspiration to so many. She had an infectious spirit that will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was truly one of a kind.”

Barrymore’s family released a statement saying, “We are heartbroken by the loss of our beloved Drew. She was a light in our lives and brought so much joy to those around her. We take comfort in knowing that her legacy will live on through her work and the impact she had on so many.”

Barrymore’s death has been met with an outpouring of grief from fans and colleagues alike. Many have taken to social media to share their memories and express their condolences.

Drew Barrymore’s legacy as an actress, producer, director, and philanthropist will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.