Hollywood has lost another familiar face, this time it was actor John Heard, known for his roles on Beaches, Big, and as the father in Home Alone and Home Alone 2; he was also nominated for an Emmy for his appearance on The Sopranos.
John Heard was also briefly married to Lois Lane, Canadian Actress Margot Kidder, for six days. He was then married two more times and had three children.
Despite a turbulent personal life he was a well respected actor among his peers.
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
#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
John Heard was kind, irreverent and fun. He always colored outside the lines. Working w/ him was a master class in inventiveness… RIP
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) July 22, 2017
Heard was found dead in a California hotel where he was reportedly recovering from minor back surgery. According to the coroner he was 71, though his manager has reported him as being 72. According to his wikipedia page he was 71.
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