Actor John Heard, who was famous for his role as the father of Macaulay Culkin in hit 90s movies Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, reportedly was found dead in his hotel room.
According to TMZ which broke this story, the police was called to the actor’s Palo Alto, California hotel room for a medical emergency, but Heard was pronounced dead on arrival.
The cause of death is not yet made public, though the actor’s rep tells TMZ that he had undergone a “minor back surgery” on Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center and had only checked into the hotel to recuperate.
John Heard was married to actress Margot Kidder for less than a week in 1979. His only surviving child, John Matthew “Jack” Heard, was conceived with ex-girlfriend, actress Melissa Leo.
John Heard’s role as Peter McCallister in Home Alone shot him to fame. He also went on to star in A-list films like Big, Beaches, Gladiator, and Pelican Brief. Heard’s last movie role was in the 2016 drama, So B. It.
He was 72.