News has this morning been shared on TMZ that the actor John Heard has sadly passed away.
Heard who was the beloved star f 80’s and 90’s movies including Home Alone, died on Friday in Palo Alto California.
John Heard Dead at 72 https://t.co/w9JjvlVaGx
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 22, 2017
He was found dead in a hotel room by room service according to sources. The police were called and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
At present the coroner is investigating but the cause of death is unclear at this time.
All we do know at this stage is that according to sources, John had “minor back surgery” Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center. He was staying in the hotel while he recovered from the surgery.
Heard’s was probably best known for the role of Peter McCallister, the dad in the “Home Alone” movies.
He also had roles in “Big,” “Beaches,” “Gladiator” and “Pelican Brief”. He also appeared in a number of TV roles on “Miami Vice,” “The Sopranos” … and even the first “Sharknado.”
John was 72.