Alan Thicke, the Canadian actor best known for playing the father in the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” died today after having a heart attack at the age of 69.
Thicke was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter, when he became nauseous and vomited. He was taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon, where he was pronounced dead, TMZ reported.
Thicke was best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains.” He wrote the theme song for the show, as well as the themes for”Diff’rent Strokes” and “Wheel of Fortune.”
Thicke recently appeared on the Netflix reboot “Fuller House” and made an appearance on NBC’s “This is Us.”
He is survived by his three sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter, and his wife, Tanya.
So sad is the passing of Alan Thicke. Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Alan.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 14, 2016