Home Alone star John Heard dies in California hotel room

Home Alone star John Heard dies in California hotel room

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Home Alone star John Heard has died at the age of 72.

The star was found dead in a hotel room in Palo Alto, California, on Friday, according to TMZ.

A family source told the website that Heard was found dead by the hotel maid service

Police were called to the hotel after reports of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Home Alone star John Heard dies in California hotel room
It’s his most famous role (Image: Rex Features)

The coroner is reported to be investigating the cause of death, which is unknown at this time.

Home Alone star John Heard dies in California hotel room
John Heard in Home Alone with on-screen wife Catherine O’Hara (Image: Rex Features)
Home Alone star John Heard dies in California hotel room
He was 72 (Image: Getty Images North America)

The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed his death.

TMZ also reports that Heard had “minor back surgery” on Wednesday and was staying at the hotel while he recovered, according to his rep.

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