‘Home Alone’ Father John Heard Dead At 72
The actor best known for his role as the dad in the Home Alone series was found dead in a Palo Alto, California hotel.
John Heard, the actor best known as the dad in Home Alone, has died, according to multiple reports. Sources close to the actor are saying that he was found by the maid service on Friday at a hotel in Palo Alto, California.
He was 72 years old.
A rep for the actor told TMZ that Heard had minor back surgery on Wednesday and was recovering in a hotel. Home Alone wasn’t John Heard’s only reputable movie, as he starred in Big with Tom Hanks, White Chicks with the Wayans Bros. (Shawn and Marlon), and The Pelican Brief with Denzel Washington.
In an interview Heard did in 2008, he commented that he could have done more with his career. “I sort of got sidetracked. But that’s OK, that’s all right, that’s the way it is …” he said in an interview with 411Mania. “I don’t have any regrets. Except that I could have played some bigger parts.” Heard’s cause of death is unclear at this time and the coroner is reportedly investigating.
Source: NBC 2