“Home Alone” Star Passes Away

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Home Alone star John Heard 72, was found deceased in his Palo Alto hotel room on Friday following “minor back surgery” on Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center in California. A fire department spokesperson said that “I can confirm that our officers responded with the Fire Department to a hotel in our city yesterday on a report of a person in need of medical aid,” and added that “The person was determined to be deceased. While still under investigation, the death is not considered suspicious at this time.”

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Mr. Heard had over 200 roles in his forty-year career including movies and stage. The 1990 “Home Alone” Christmas comedy is where most fans first recognized his work, but Mr. Heard was also in the iconic movie “Beaches” with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in the 1980’s. John Heard also appeared as a crooked cop on “The Sopranos” HBO series. His early career in the 1970’s had him appearing on stage, television and movies.

John Heard was married and divorced three times including his first marriage to actress Margo Kidder of “Superman” fame and also leaves behind three grown children. John Heard stated in 2008 that “I guess I went from being a young leading man to being just kind of a hack actor. … When I came to Hollywood, I was pretty much a stage actor, and I expected everybody to be quiet. And they weren’t. They were doing their job, and you’re expected to do your job, and you’re sort of this ongoing co-existence. I was a little bit of an arrogant jerk. Now, it’s a little bit more like, ‘Okay, I realize you have to pat me down with powder every three seconds.’ And I stand there, and I’m a little more tolerant…. I think I had my time. I dropped the ball, as my father would say. I think I could have done more with my career than I did, and I sort of got sidetracked. But that’s OK, that’s all right, that’s the way it is. No sour grapes. I mean, I don’t have any regrets. Except that I could have played some bigger parts.”

Written by Cheryl S.

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