Posted by on July 22, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

John Heard, who acted in the “Home Alone” movie series as well as other roles, was found dead at the age of 71 Friday in a Palo Alto hotel, the Santa Clara County Office of Public Affairs confirmed this afternoon.

An autopsy was done this morning, but the cause of death has not been determined yet, according to Laurel Anderson, a county spokeswoman. The medical examiner must first complete further testing, including toxicology testing, which can take three to four weeks, Anderson said.

The medical examiner is investigating, and based on the investigation so far, there is no evidence of foul play, according to Anderson.

Some media outlets had reported that Heard was 72 when he died, but Anderson confirmed that Heard was born March 7, 1946 and was 71 when he died.