‘Home Alone’ Actor’s Cause of Death Revealed

August 16, 2017Aug 16, 2017

John Heard, actor best known for his role as the father in the “Home Alone” movies, was found dead in his hotel room earlier this summer. Heard was 72 years old at the time of his death.

Originally, the cause of death was unknown. However, earlier reports stated that it may have been in relation to a minor back surgery he had recently before he died. The actor was staying in the hotel during recovery from the surgery.

After further investigating details surrounding this heartbreaking news, an autopsy has revealed his actual cause of death. It reportedly was not in relation to the back surgery.

According to TMZ, Heard died from "sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease." Hypertensive heart disease can involve multiple health complications including high blood pressure and heart failure.


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