‘Home Alone’ star John Heard dies
LOS ANGELES: American film and television actor John Heard, best known for his role as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, the medical examiner’s office in the Santa Clara County, California, said on Saturday.
The star of several huge 1980s and 1990s movies, died on Friday in Palo Alto, California.
He was found dead in a hotel by the maid service, reported TMZ, a celebrity news website, citing family sources.
Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the report.
The coroner is investigating the cause of Heard’s death, but police do not suspect foul play, TMZ reported.
Heard was born on March 7, 1945, in Washington, D.C. and established himself as a respected actor in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
He was famous for playing his most memorable mainstream role as Peter McCallister, the dad in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. He also guest-starred in The Sopranos, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.
He was married three times, most notably to Superman star Margot Kidder, for only six days in 1979 – Xinhua