Home Alone star John Heard has died at the age of 72.
According to TMZ, the actor was found dead on July 21 in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California.
The Santa Clara medical examiner’s office confirmed the death. The cause of death is unknown.
John Heard had reportedly been staying at the hotel after “minor back surgery” this week.
The Palo Alto police department said: “Our officers responded with the Fire Department to a hotel in our city on a report of a person in need of medical aid.
“The person was determined to be deceased. While still under investigation, the death is not considered suspicious at this time.”
Arguably John Heard’s most memorable role was as Peter McCallister, the father of Macaulay Culkin‘s character in the Home Alone movies, in the 1990s.
John Heard first started acting in the 1970s, appearing on the stage, on TV and in movies.
He went on to play leading roles in movies including Cutter’s Way, C.H.U.D and Gladiator, opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr.
In 1999, John Heard was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Vin Makazian – a corrupt New Jersey police detective – in TV series The Sopranos.