John Heard, the actor best known for his role as the father in the Home Alone movies, has died . He was 72.
Heard also starred in movies including After Hours and received an Emmy award for a guest role in the HBO series The Sopranos , as Vin Makazian, a corrupt New Jersey detective. He started his career on stage in the late 1970s
Variety reported that Heard was recovering from back surgery in a hotel room when he died, and that the Santa Clara medical examiner’s office had confirmed the death.
Heard was married to Margot Kidder, the actor who played Lois Lane in Superman, for just six days in 1979. He had a son , Jack, with the actor Melissa Leo. In a later marriage, Heard had a son , Max, and a daughter, Annika. His Son Max died in 2016, aged 22. Heard’s last movie role was in the 2016 drama, So B. It.