John Heard, the actor who was best known for his role as the father in the Home Alone movies, has died at the age of 72. Variety reported that he was recovering from back surgery in a hotel room when he died, and that the Santa Clara medical examiner’s office had confirmed the death. Heard was born in 1945 in Washington DC and started his career on stage in the late 1970s. Ipod nano 4g, ipod touch 2g tear-downs posted by charles starrett thursday, september 11, 2008 ifixit has posted the first disassembly photos of the new fourth-generation ipod nano and cellspyapps.org/highster-mobile second-generation ipod touch. Heard was best known for his role as Peter McAllister, father of Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin in the Home Alone series, and in movies including Cat People, After Hours and Sharknado. He received an Emmy award for a guest role in the HBO series The Sopranos as Vin Makazian, a corrupt New Jersey detective.