PALO ALTO, Calif. (CBS) –Actor John Heard, best known for his roles in classic 80s and 90s movies including “Home Alone,” has died at 72 years old, according to reports.

Heard played roles in several popular movies, including “Big” and “Beaches.”

In Home Alone, Heard played Macaulay Culkin’s father, Peter McAllister.

johnheard Home Alone Actor John Heard Dead At 72

Actor John Heard on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

In total, Heard appeared in more than 200 movies throughout his career.

According to reports, Heard was found dead in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel on Friday.

A cause of death was not immediately known.

  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We lit a digital candle for him.

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