“Home Alone” Actor John Heard Dies At Age 71

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Actor John Heard has died at the age of 71.

According to a news release from the Santa Clara County coroner’s office, "The Medical Examiner performed and completed an autopsy this morning. The cause of death has not been determined, pending the Medical Examiner conducting further testing, including toxicology which can take anywhere from three to four weeks."

Heard was best known for portraying Peter McCallister, the father in the "Home Alone" films opposite Macaulay Culkin.

Throughout his career, Heard was seen in film projects such as "Big," "Beaches," The Pelican Brief," and "Sharknado."

His TV credits included appearances on "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," "Battlestar Galactica," "Prison Break" and "Elementary."
He was nominated for an Emmy for a guest star in "The Sopranos."

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