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John Heard, famous for his role as Macauley Caulkin’s dad in the hit 90’s film Home Alone has died. He was 71.
#JohnHeard, with whom I worked in
"Beaches" has died, too soon. I am so sorry. Without a doubt, one of the best actors of his generation.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 22, 2017
I learned a lot from a very generous John Heard during shooting of Heaven Help Us. RIP John.
— Andrew McCarthy (@AndrewTMcCarthy) July 22, 2017
I worked w/ John Heard on Beaches & had such a crush on him as a 12 y.o. Sad & floored to hear of his passing. What a week of shock & loss. pic.twitter.com/LwppFU4jvg
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) July 23, 2017
John Heard- what a wonderful actor. We were in the movie Cutter’s Way together & I got to experience his artistry and dedication first hand.
— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) July 22, 2017
— Macaulay Culkin (@officialmculkin) July 23, 2017
The actor, who also starred in such hits as Beaches, Cutter’s Way and Big recently underwent back surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. He was recovering at a nearby hotel where a housekeeper found his body.
The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed Heard’s death and said the cause is still under investigation.