Alan Thicke, TV Icon, Dead At 69
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TV icon Alan Thicke, who endeared himself to audiences through his role as the father on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son.
He was 69.
Thicke’s son Robin told the Los Angeles Times that his father had a heart attack while playing with another son, Carter. TMZ, which first reported the news, said that Thicke was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California.
Thicke’s agent Tracy Mapes confirmed his death to The Huffington Post.
“He was charming, witty, talented, an icon,” Mapes said in a statement. “I was so blessed to have him in my life. Today is a very sad day.”
In addition to his most well-known role as dad Jason Seaver on the 1980s hit “Growing Pains,” Thicke hosted game and talk shows, and wrote theme songs for shows including “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Wheel of Fortune.”
Thicke received three Emmy nominations for his writing on Barry Manilow’s talk
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