'Growing Pains' star Alan Thicke dies at 69


Actor Alan Thicke died suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 69.

The "Growing Pains" actor was reportedly playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter, when he had a massive heart attack. The actor was reportedly transported to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center around noon where he was pronounced dead.

Thicke is father to singer, Robin Thicke, Brennan and Carter. He has been married to his third wife, Tanya, since 2005.

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The Canadian actor was most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains." He was most recently in the Netflix reboot of "Fuller House. Thicke was tweeting about his time on the Netflix show hours before his death.

In his early career, Thicke made a name for himself as a composer and a producer. He eventually got his own talk show "The Alan Thicke Show" from 1980 to 1983 before going on to star in many television series.

Thicke received his first Emmy nomination for "The Barry Manilow Special" in 1977, went on to host popular shows in the 90s such as "Pictionary" and "Three's a Crowd."

Thicke was also well known for his musical contributions and recorded TV theme songs for" Diff'rent Strokes," "The Facts of Life," "Wheel of Fortune" and "Growing Pains."

At this time, his family has yet to make a public statement about his passing.

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