Our hearts are shattered! John Heard, everyone’s favorite movie dad, died on July 21. Read the shocking details surrounding the ‘Home Alone’ star’s death here.
John Heard, a.k.a. Kevin McCallister’s dad Peter from Home Alone, to us true ’80s and ’90s kids, died on July 21 in Palo Alto, CA, TMZ is reporting. The actor was found dead in his hotel room by the cleaning service, family sources said. The authorities came to the Palo Alto hotel after being called for a medical emergency. However, John was pronounced dead on the scene. He was 72.
The cause of the beloved actor’s death is currently unknown as the coroner investigates. John’s rep has revealed the actor had “minor back surgery” on July 19 at Stanford Medical Center, and was staying at the hotel he died in while he was recovering. We could not be more devastated by the news. Click here to see the saddest deaths of 2017.
Apart from playing the greatest dad ever to Macaulay Culkin, 36, in Home Alone and Home Alone 2, John also took on big roles in the films Big, Beaches, Gladiator, After Hours, Cutter’s Way and the Pelican Brief. He also hit the small screen with parts on classic TV shows like Miami Vice and The Sopranos, receiving an Emmy nod for his guest role on the latter in 1999. But even being nominated for TV gold didn’t make John take himself too seriously as an actor, as he joined the cast of the hilarious SciFi flick Sharknado in 2013.
John is survived by his three real life children, sons Max and John and daughter Annika.