John Heard, actor known for 'Home Alone' and 'Sopranos' roles, dies

John Heard (AP Images )

John Heard, the actor known for his roles as the affable father in the "Home Alone" films and as a corrupt police detective in the hit series "The Sopranos," has died, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office confirmed to ABC News on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Heard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The actor passed away on Friday, according to the medical examiner's office. The medical examiner told ABC the actor was 71.

Heard, who lived in Studio City, is survived by three children: John Matthew Heard III, Max Heard and Annika Heard, ABC News reported.
Editor's note: Sources have reported Heard was 72 years old; the Medical Examiner told ABC News he was 71.

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