Emmy-nominated actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the Home Alone movie series, has died at the age of 72.
His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California late on Saturday, local time.
TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering from back surgery.
According to the site, police had been called to the hotel to reports of a medical emergency, but Heard was pronounced dead at the scene.
Heard played Peter McCallister, the father of Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
He 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, who played Lois Lane in the Superman films alongside Christopher Reeve.
Also among his list of film credits were Battlestar Galactica, Beaches — opposite Bette Midler – Gladiator and White Chicks.
Fellow actor and co-star of Cutter’s Way, Jeff Bridges posted his condolences for the “wonderful actor” on Twitter.
Fans say ‘Goodbye to Mr McCallister’
John Heard- what a wonderful actor. We were in the movie Cutter’s Way together & I got to experience his artistry and dedication first hand.
— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) July 22, 2017
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 22, 2017
Farewell John Heard, 72
The father in HOME ALONE.
Geraldine Page's son in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
The corrupt detective Vin in THE SOPRANOS pic.twitter.com/cluoQkBuh1
— Rhett Bartlett (@dialmformovies) July 22, 2017
RIP John Heard. Had the privilege of shooting a pilot with him as well as his last film "So B It" last year. He was all of our dads.
— Michael Arden (@michaelarden) July 22, 2017