Jul 22, 2017

By Bob Sheppard

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We knew him as the dad in the mega-hit motion picture “Home Alone”.

Actor John Heard has died at the age of 72.

The Santa Clara, California medical examiner’s office confirmed his death Saturday at a hotel where he was recovering from back surgery.

Heard played the part of Peter McCallister, father to Kevin McCallister played by Macaulay Culkin in the 1990 film “Home Alone” and its 1992 sequel “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

He was a successful character actor in a long list of motion pictures and television shows, including a recurring guest role as a crooked detective on “The Sopranos,” for which he received an Emmy nomination.

He was married three times, including briefly to Canadian actress Margot Kidder.

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