From the New York Times:
John Heard, an actor who played pained characters in dramas but became known for his role as the father who forgot his youngest son on a family trip to Paris in “Home Alone,” died Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 71.
The cause of death remained under investigation, said the Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner in San Jose, Calif., which confirmed the death on Saturday.
Mr. Heard recently had surgery for back pain at Stanford University Medical Center and was recovering at a nearby hotel where a housekeeper found his body, his former wife, Sharon Heard, said in an interview on Saturday.
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