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John Heard, the Dad from Home Alone, Died of a Heart Attack, Says Coroner

15 August 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Heard — best known for his roles in Home Alone and The Sopranos — died in a Palo Alto, California, hotel room after suffering a heart attack.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office tells People the 71-year-old suffered “a sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease.” 

Despite previous speculation, the coroner says Heard’s back surgery shortly before his July 21 death did not play a role. “The manner of death is natural,” reads a statement from the coroner’s office.

With a four-decade career in Hollywood and more than 200 credits on stage and screen, Heard appeared »

- Mike Miller

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An Appreciation of Sam Shepard: A Countercultural Playwright Who Became, as an Actor, an Ironic Icon

31 July 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a grand irony to the life and career of Sam Shepard, who died Thursday at 73, that couldn’t have been lost on him. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, when he was first coming up as a playwright, he was part of a shaggy experimental New York theater scene, a kind of loose downtown collective that emerged from the dead flowers of the counterculture and grew into something else: a hazy ’70s druggie/poet garden of indolent creativity. It was an off-Broadway, off-kilter, semi-off-the-grid scene that sprouted up through the cracks of what had been hippie culture and would soon become punk.

Shepard wrote his plays with a wild-dog discursive freedom that would have been unimaginable before the ’60s, and his fabled romantic affair with a singer-poet named Patti Smith seemed baptized in a kind of bohemian purity. At that point, he’d already begun to flirt with Hollywood, though »

- Owen Gleiberman

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In memoriam: writer and actor Sam Shepard

31 July 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Aug 1, 2017

Sam Shepard has sadly passed at the age of 73. We bid farewell to a great playwright, author and actor.

Playwright, author, and actor Sam Shepard, who spearheaded the Off Broadway movement, and starred in such films as The Right Stuff, Mud and Midnight Special, died on the 27th of July, the theatre public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown announced. Shepard was 73 years old. Known for such plays as Buried Child, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Curse Of The Starving Class and A Lie Of The Mind,  Shepard’s 1969 science fiction play The Unseen Hand influenced Richard O'Brien's stage musical The Rocky Horror Show.

Shepard wrote 44 plays as well as books of short stories and essays. Besides his 1979 work Buried Child, his plays, True West and Fool For Love were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 11 of Shepard’s plays won Obie Awards including Chicago and »

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John Heard Was ‘Filled with Optimism’ In Final Interview Before His Death: ‘He Just Wanted to Work’

24 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the days before his death, John Heard was eager to put his health woes behind him and get back on the big screen.

In his final interview, Tuesday on Illeana Douglas’ I Blame Dennis Hopper podcast, the seasoned actor opened up about his roles in several iconic ’80s and ’90s movies including Big, Beaches, and Home Alone. However, it was comments made off-mic that revealed his hopes for the future.

“He was filled with optimism and hope that he would get this back surgery and begin to start working again! That’s where he was happiest,” Douglas wrote in »

- Char Adams

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John Heard, Home Alone, Sopranos Actor Dies At 72

22 July 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

John Heard the actor best known as the dad in the classic festive movie Home Alone, has died at the age of 72. Heard was found dead in a hotel in Palo Alto, California on Friday afternoon, so reports TMZ.

As well as his high-profile role in Home Alone, Heard was also seen in the likes of Chilly Scenes of WinterHeart Beat, Cutter’s Way, Cat PeopleC.H.U.D., After Hours, Big, BeachesAwakeningsRambling RoseThe Pelican BriefMy Fellow AmericansSnake Eyes, and Animal Factory, as well as an Emmy-nominated turn in the hit HBO gangster movie The Sopranos.

He is survived by his children John Matthew, Annika and Max Heard.

The post John Heard, Home Alone, Sopranos Actor Dies At 72 appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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‘Never Not Good’: Elijah Wood, Michael McKean and More Remember Actor John Heard

22 July 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The life of actor John Heard — the star known for his role in several iconic ’80s and ’90s movies including Big, Beaches, and Home Alone — is being remembered by his Hollywood costars and admirers.

Heard died Friday in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed to People. He was 71.

With a four-decade career in Hollywood and more than 200 credits on stage and screen, Heard had a number of high-profile costars.

“Sad to hear of John Heard’s passing,” wrote actor Elijah Wood — who worked as a young boy with Heard in 1992’s Radio Flyer

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- Dave Quinn

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John Heard, Scene-Stealing Character Actor from ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Sopranos,’ Dies at 71

22 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Heard, best known for playing the father in “Home Alone” and its sequels, has died. The news was first reported by TMZ before being confirmed elsewhere; according to the initial report, the actor had “minor back surgery” at Stanford Medical Center earlier this week and was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room. Heard was 71.

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An omnipresent character actor who had a habit of stealing scenes throughout his prolific career, Heard also appeared in such films as “Big,” “Awakenings,” “The Chumscrubber,” “C.H.U.D.,” and “The Pelican Brief;” among his television work as a five-episode stint as Detective Vin Makazian on “The Sopranos.”

A crooked cop who shared information with mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), Makazian was a forlorn figure who whiled away his days at a brothel — and whose shady dealings eventually caught up with him. »

- Michael Nordine

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Hollywood Pays Tribute to John Heard

22 July 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Longtime character actor John Heard, best known for his role as Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films, died Friday at the age of 71.

Heard, who rose to prominence in the 1980s in such films as Cutter's Way and Big, went on to have a career that spanned over three decades and included nearly 200 credits in film and television shows such as The Sopranos (for which he earned a best guest actor in a drama Emmy nomination in 1999), Law & Order and The Pelican Brief.

Heard was remembered by many in Hollywood following the news »

- THR Staff

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Newswire: R.I.P. Home Alone dad John Heard

22 July 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Variety reports this morning that John Heard, the longtime character actor best-known as the dad in Home Alone, has died at 72. No cause of death is known at this time, but TMZ reports that Heard was found in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering from a “minor back surgery” he had on Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center.

Few actors could rival Heard’s long and varied acting career. He started out in TV movies in the ’70s and was working steadily right up until his death. Although best-known for his patriarch role in two Home Alone movies, he also had major roles in ’80s hits like Big and Beaches. Other standouts from his career heyday include appearances in After Hours, Heaven Help Us, The Trip To Bountiful, and The Pelican Brief.

His career took another upswing when he played Vin Makazian on The Sopranos, a tragically corrupt detective »

- Gwen Ihnat

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John Heard found dead in hotel room by Jennie Kermode and Amber Wilkinson - 2017-07-22 15:31:18

22 July 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

John Heard in Home Alone

Home Alone star John Heard has died, aged 72.

The actor, whose film roles also included Big and The Trip To Bountiful, was reported by TMZ, who broke the story, to have been found dead on Friday in a California hotel, where he had been recovering from back surgery. The cause of death is not yet known.

Heard was much loved for his turn as Macaulay Culkin's hapless dad, and also appeared in films including After Hours, The Pelican Brief, Cutter's Way, Awakenings, Rambling Rose, and the original Sharknado. He had roles in a number of popular Us TV series, including The Sopranos, Prison Break and CSI Miami.

He is survived by children Jack, Max and Annika. »

- Jennie Kermode and Amber Wilkinson

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John Heard, Dad From 'Home Alone,' Dies at 71

22 July 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Actor John Heard, best known for his role as the father to Macaulay Culkin's character in the 1990s Home Alone films, died Friday, the Santa Clara County, Calif., coroner's office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 71.

The cause of Heard's death is still under investigation.

In addition to his role as Peter McCallister in Home Alone, Heard's other acting credits include Big, The Pelican Brief, Miami Vice, Modern Family and many more. He earned an Emmy nomination for best guest star in a drama series in 1999 for his role as Det. Vin Makazian on HBO's The Sopranos.

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- Patrick Shanley

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John Heard, Dad From 'Home Alone,' Dies at 71

22 July 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Actor John Heard, best known for his role as the father to Macaulay Culkin's character in the 1990s Home Alone films, died Friday, the Santa Clara County, Calif., coroner's office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 71.

The cause of Heard's death is still under investigation.

In addition to his role as Peter McCallister in Home Alone, Heard's other acting credits include Big, The Pelican Brief, Miami Vice, Modern Family and many more. He earned an Emmy nomination for best guest star in a drama series in 1999 for his role as Det. Vin Makazian on HBO's The Sopranos.

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- Patrick Shanley

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John Heard, Star of ‘Home Alone’ Series, Dies at 72

22 July 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Heard, an actor best known for playing Macaulay Culkin’s dad in the original “Home Alone” movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, California. He was 72. The Santa Clarita medical examiner’s office confirmed the death to People. According to TMZ, the actor was found dead in a hotel after recovering from a “minor back surgery” on Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center. In a four-decade career, Heard accumulated scores of credits but was particularly known for supporting roles in high-profile ’80s and ’90s movies such as “Big,” “After Hours,” “Beaches,” “Gladiator” and “The Pelican Brief.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) He. »

- Thom Geier

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John Heard, ‘Home Alone’ Dad, Dies at 71

22 July 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the “Home Alone” movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 71 in Palo Alto, Calif.

He was found dead in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing back surgery. The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office confirmed his death.

In the 1990 “Home Alone,” Heard stars as the father who forgets his son, played by Macauley Culkin, when making a business trip to France. After “Home Alone” became a big hit, Heard returned to star in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

He also appeared in “Cat People,” “After Hours,” “Big,” “Beaches,” 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” and on TV in “Miami Vice” and “The Sopranos,” for which he won an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor.

Born in Washington, D.C., Heard started out acting off-Broadway. His first major role came in the romantic comedy “Chilly Scenes of Winter” in 1979.

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- Pat Saperstein

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John Heard, ‘Home Alone’ Dad, Dies at 71

22 July 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the “Home Alone” movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 71 in Palo Alto, Calif.

He was found dead in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing back surgery. The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office confirmed his death.

In the 1990 “Home Alone,” Heard stars as the father who forgets his son, played by Macauley Culkin, when making a business trip to France. After “Home Alone” became a big hit, Heard returned to star in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

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He also appeared in “Cat People,” “After Hours,” “Big,” “Beaches,” 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” and on TV in “Miami Vice” and “The Sopranos,” for which he won an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor.

Born in Washington, D.C., Heard started out acting off-Broadway. His first major role came in the romantic comedy “Chilly Scenes of Winter »

- Pat Saperstein

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Home Alone Star John Heard Dead at 71

22 July 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Heard — the actor known for his role in several iconic ’80s and ’90s movies including Big, Beaches, and Home Alone — died Friday in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirms to People. He was 71.

Heard’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The details of his death have not yet been relesaed.

According to TMZ, the Washington, D.C. native was found dead in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering from a “minor back surgery” he had on Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center.

With a four-decade career in Hollywood »

- Dave Quinn and Charlene Adams

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This ‘Pretty Woman’ is the Most Beautiful Woman too!

25 April 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

Julia Roberts, the Hollywood actress with a huge fan following across the globe has been chosen as the Most Beautiful Woman of 2017 by the People’s magazine. And this feat, she has reportedly managed it for the 5th time.

 

She had apparently mentioned that she would be bragging about this accomplishment to her dear friend George Clooney.

 

Julia Roberts rose to fame with Pretty Woman co-starring Richard Gere. Since then she has been a part of many films such as Sleeping With The Enemy, The Pelican Brief, My Best Friend’s wedding. Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich and »

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Richard Portman, ‘Star Wars’ Sound Engineer and 11-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies at 82

31 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sound engineer Richard Portman, who received 11 Academy Award nominations and won for his work on Michael Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter,” died on Saturday at his home in Tallahassee, Fla. He was 82.

“He was an icon of his craft of motion picture sound re-recording, recognized with the highest honors of his field,” his daughter Jennifer Portman wrote on her Facebook page. “He was eccentric, irreverent, and real.”

Portman worked on nearly 200 movies and mixed the sound for George Lucas’ “Star Wars.”

Portman received two Oscar sound nominations in 1973 for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” and Michael Ritchie’s “The Candidate.” He was also double-nominated in 1974 for Peter Bogdanovich’s “Paper Moon” and Mike Nichols’ “The Day of the Dolphin.”

Portman received his first nom in 1971 for “Kotch,” directed by Jack Lemmon. He was also up for Oscars for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” Herbert Ross’ “Funny Lady,” Michael Apted’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter, »

- Dave McNary

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