Actor Alan Thicke dies at 69

Thicke has been a much-loved actor by many of his fans for his role as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver in ABC's "Growing Pains," which ran from 1985 to 1992.

Actor Alan Thicke dies at 69

"Growing Pains" famed Canadian actor Alan Thicke died on Tuesday at the age of 69.

Monique Moss, his spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters, "Alan's sudden passing has been confirmed. At present, we have no further details."

A source close to the family told Reuters by telephone that Thicke suffered a heart attack and was transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead.


Grammy award nominated-singer Robin Thicke told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that his father was playing hockey with another of his sons, 19-year-old Carter Thicke, when he suffered the heart attack.

Thicke has been a much-loved actor by many of his fans for his role as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver in ABC's "Growing Pains," which ran from 1985 to 1992. He was even nominated for a Golden Globe for the best performance by an actor in a television series in 1988 for the show.

His popularity was also for hosting television events as well as a prolific composer of television theme songs.

Thicke also appeared in an array of television shows, including "The Outer Limits," "Murder She Wrote," and "Married with Children," according to IMDB.

Social Media was filled with sadness following his death. People expressed their grief via tweets.















RIP, Alan Thicke!

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