<B>John Heard - July 21</B>

Actor John Heard, best known for his role of dad Peter McCallister in classic movie <I>Home Alone</I>, died suddenly at age 72.

The actor made a name for himself during his 40-year career in films such as <I>Big</I> and <I>Gladiator</I>, as well as TV roles on shows from <I>The Sopranos</I> to <I>Miami Vice</I>. 

John leaves behind a son, John Matthew Heard, with his ex-girlfriend Melissa Leo, and two children, Max and Annika, with ex-wife Sharon Heard.

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