Alan Thicke Is Dead At 69 After Suffering Heart Attack During Hockey With Son
Alan Thicke, best known for portraying Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died.
TMZ reports that Thicke was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter when he suffered a heart attack. He was quickly transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center at noon and pronounced dead.
Law enforcement sources have told TMZ that his organs will be donated.
Thicke has three sons “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke, Brennan and Carter.
He is also survived by his wife Tanya.
More recently, the Canadian born actor appeared on Netflix’s “Fuller House” and the pilot of NBC’s “This Is Us.”
The actor received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on “Growing Pains” in 1988 and Emmy nominations for “The Barry Manilow Special” in 1977 and “America 2-Night” in 1978.
The actor also appeared in “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Facts of Life” and “The Love Boat.”
From 1985 to 1992, Thicke appeared as the patriarch of a Long Island family and a psychiatrist who worked out of the family home, while his wife returned to work as a reporter on the ABC family friendly sitcom.
He was truly a TV icon.
Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. He was married three times.
His first wife from 1970 to 1984 was “Days of Our Lives” actress Gloria Loring, with whom he had Brennan and Robin.
His second wife was Miss World 1990 Gina Tolleson and the mother of Carter Thicke.
In 2005, the actor married model Tanya Callau in Miami.
Just a few hours before news broke of his death, Thicke took to Twitter to talk about “Fuller House” season 2. His tweet read,
Season 2 Fuller House looking good. I even like the ones I’m not in! #fullerhouse @fullhouseguy @bobsaget @candacecbure #netflix
Our thoughts are with Thicke’s family as they deal through this incredibly trying time.
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