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'Home Alone' John Heard's Life Was Full Of Pain: 3 Divorces, Brother's Car Crash And A Late Estranged Son

Date January 30, 2020 16:14

Life is indescribably twisted — nobody is free from hardships and pain. The Home Alone actor, John Heard, sadly died of a heart attack at the age of 71. He was found lifeless in a hotel in California, where he was recovering after minor back surgery. It did not play a role in his death.

John Heard did not have any wife or girlfriend left behind him. The actor was buried in South Side Cemetery in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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John Heard’s spouses & kids

Everything went wrong after John Heard lost his brother, Matthew, in a car accident in 1975.

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The Cat People star did not have a successful romance life. He was married and divorced three times:

  • Margot Kidder: they were married only for six days in 1979.
  • Sharon Heard: the couple was married from 1988 to 1996, having produced two kids, Max and Annika Rose.
  • Lana Pritchard: the two spent a year together in 2010 and did not have any kids.

The Big actor also had a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Melissa Leo, who gave birth to a son, John Matthew ‘Jack’ Heard III.

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It is unknown why John Heard wasn’t so lucky in love, but what’s more horrible was his son, Maxwell, who died six months before his father. According to numerous sources, the 22-year-old passed away from in his sleep in December 2016.

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Max’s obituary mentioned John Heard’s absence in his son’s life. It read:

Many friends, including Annika, feel lost, as he directed them in their lives. Max was in the deep grief of not having a father participating in his life. We did everything to help him, but the agony was with him. He knew how loved he was by his mother, and sister, and his new girlfriend, Maggie. We adore him and will continue to adore him. For all of eternity.

This is saddening John Heard was absent from Max’s life. Besides, the boy was too young to be gone, and it’s even unknown whether or not the actor paid a visit to his ex-wife and daughter to say condolences and mourn the loss of Maxwell together.

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Life is indeed odd and painful. Every road is full of challenges and every situation is filled with heartbreak and hardships. John Heard’s life was successful in terms of career but unfavorable and unfortunate in terms of love and family. Perhaps, not everyone is destined to have a stable and healthy relationship and a special bond with children. We hope both John and his young son are in a better world now.

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