Actor John Heard, known to most from his his role in "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2" has passed away at the age of 72.

Heard was reportedly recovering from back surgery at a hotel in Palo Alto, California. TMZ says Heard's death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office earlier this morning.

John Heard's cause of death has not yet been released.

Heard was also in the movie "Big" and earned an Emmy nomination for his role in "The Sopranos".