John Heard dead: Home Alone actor dies aged 72

Actor John Heard has tragically passed away in California [Getty]

The Hollywood actor was 72 when he passed away on Friday 21 July.

According to TMZ, though police were called to the hotel after a medical emergency was reported, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The site has reported that John Heard was found dead in a hotel by the maid service according to family sources.

According to the actor’s rep, they told TMZ: “John had ‘minor back surgery’ Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center, and he was staying at the hotel while he recovered.”

The Hollywood actor was pronounced dead at the scene [Getty]
The Home Alone star was famous for playing the father in the films [REX Features]

The star was staying in Palo Alto, California.

The cause of the actor’s death is still unknown, though a coroner is claimed to be investigating according to US Online.

He played played Macaulay Culkin’s father, Peter McCallister, in the popular Home Alone movies, along with starring in Gladiator and Big.

The Home Alone movies have since gone on to be classic films to watch at Christmas.

John played Macaulay Culkin’s father Peter McCallister [Getty]
The cause of the actor’s death is still unknown [Getty]

John also had roles in hit TV series’ including Miami Vice and The Sopranos.

He was nominated for an Emmy for his role in The Sopranos where he played cop Vin Makazian.

The 72-year-old actor was most recently spotted in spring episodes of Fox’s APBand WGN America’s Outsiders.

However, the star even featured in episodes of Prison Break and NCIS: Los Angeles.


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