Actor John D. Barrymore (search), the father of Drew Barrymore, died Monday, the actress said. He was 72.

"He was a cool cat. Please smile when you think of him," Drew Barrymore said in a statement issued by her publicist.

No information was released about the cause of death or where in Los Angeles he died.

John D. Barrymore was part of an acting dynasty that included his father, John Barrymore, and his father's siblings, Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore.

John D. Barrymore was born in Beverly Hills on June 4, 1932. His mother was actress Dolores Costello (search).