John Heard, the actor who played Macaulay Culkin’s beloved dad Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 72.

According to reports, John was found dead in his Palo Alto, CA, hotel room on Friday evening.

The Palo Alto Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the news to RadarOnline.com but said they were not at liberty to reveal any other details at this time.

John’s rep revealed he had “minor back surgery” Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center and was staying at the hotel while he recovered.

John was reportedly found by the hotel maid service and police pronounced him dead at the scene. His cause of death is still unknown.

In addition to Home Alone, John also appeared in The Sopranos and the classic 80s films Big and Beaches.

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