Actor John Heard Dies At Age 71

ABC News reports:

John Heard, known for his memorable roles in the “Home Alone” movies and “The Sopranos,” died on Friday, the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed to ABC News. Heard was 71, the medical examiner said.

Heard’s rep did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment, and the details of his death remain unknown. Born John Matthew Heard in Washington, D.C., the actor was known for his many television and film roles, which spanned four decades.

He launched his career with a role in a 1974 off-Broadway production of “The Wager.” Heard then appeared in a series of stage roles on Broadway, including his Obie Award-winning performance in “Othello” in 1979.