Actor Alan Thicke, star of TV’s “Growing Pains” dies at at 69

TV icon Alan Thicke has died following an incident Tuesday afternoon, according to a publicist.

Carleen Donovan, publicist for Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, says the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles. TMZ reported that Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom, “Growing Pains, the Canadian-born actor most recently started on the Netflix reboot of “Fuller House.” He also hosted game shows, talk shows, and wrote several famous TV show theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune” as well as “Growing Pains.”

Thicke was 69-years-old.

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