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22nd Jul 2017

Home Alone star John Heard is found dead in a hotel room

So tragic.

Gillian Fitzpatrick

Actor John Heard has been found dead.

Well-known for his roles in Home Alone, he was 72.

TMZ reports that the star was found in a hotel room in Palo Alto, California, on Friday and that the hotel maid service discovered his body.

Police were called to the scene but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

The coroner is now investigating the cause of death, which is unknown at this time.

John’s acting career began in the 1970s and he remained busy right up until his death.

However, he is still best-known for his role as Peter McCallister, the dad in the Home Alone movies, in which he starred alongside Macaulay Culkin in the Nineties.