On Friday, hotel maid service discovered John Heard dead in his hotel room reports TMZ. Heard, 72, is best-known for his role as the dad in the Home Alone movies. TMZ also reports that the hotel called the Police for a medical emergency. Heard, unfortunately, was pronounced dead at the scene of his Pal Alto hotel.
Currently, the coroner is investigating his death because cause of death is unclear at this time. The police spokesperson revealed to People Magazine that while they were called to investigate Heard’s death, they do not consider the cause suspicious at this time.
However, TMZ does report that according to his rep, John had "minor back surgery" on Wednesday at the Stanford Medical Center. He was staying at the hotel while he recovered.
Heard acted in Hollywood for four decades, racking up more than 200 credits between the stage and screen. In addition to his role as Peter McCallister in Home Alone, Heard appeared in “Gladiator,” “White Chicks,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “The Sopranos.”
On Twitter, people have begun lamenting Heard's recent passing.