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Actor John Heard, who played the father in Home Alone, has died aged 72

He had been recovering from back surgery.

Actor John Heard was known for his work in both TV and cinema.
Actor John Heard was known for his work in both TV and cinema.
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ACTOR JOHN HEARD, best known for playing the father in the Home Alone movie series, has died. He was 72.

His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday.

TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering from back surgery.

Heard played Peter McCallister, the father of Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

He also earned an Emmy nomination for a guest role as a corrupt police detective in The Sopranos. Heard also played Tom Hanks’ rival in the movie Big.

He was briefly married to fellow actor Margot Kidder.

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