Growing Pains' Alan Thicke Dead at 69
Thicke was reportedly playing hockey with his 19-year-old son when he had a heart attack and was rushed to Providence St. Joseph's Medical center in Burbank, Calif., where he was pronounced dead. However, the actor'swas active in the hours following his death, which caused confusion the way only the social media age could.
Thicke is most famous for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains,as Jason's wife Maggie, while , , and played the couple's children. A young appeared in the final season as a homeless teen who comes to live with the Seavers.
A Canadian icon and successful theme song composer, Thicke frequently appeared on shows as himself, like when he had a memorable turn on the long-running CBS comedy. He also hosted talk shows, including The Alan Thicke Show and Thicke of the Night. He most recently appeared in the pilot of NBC's This Is Us and in the second season of Fuller House
He is survived by his sons, Brennan and Carter, and his third wife, Tanya.
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