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John Heard, the actor who played Kevin McCallister's dad in 'Home Alone,' passed away.


Updated July 22, 2017 12:04 PM EDT

A medical examiner has confirmed to the Associated Press that the "Home Alone" actor died in a California hotel where he was recovering from back surgery.

Actor John Heard, best known for his iconic role as dad Peter McCallister in the "Home Alone" movies and his appearances on "The Sopranos," died Friday.

According to TMZ, he was found in a hotel in Palo Alto, California by the maid service and was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called.

The Santa Clara County coroner’s office confirmed his death. The cause is under investigation. He was 72.

Heard is survived by three children, John Matthew Heard III, Max Heard and Annika Heard.

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