Alan Thicke Dies at 69
Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69, his publicist confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. He was transported to a hospital on Tuesday afternoon where he was pronounced dead.
Thicke was best known for his role on the sitcom Growing Pains and most recently appeared on Netflix's Fuller House.
Growing Pains aired on ABC for seven seasons, from September 1985 to April 1992. On the sitcom, Thicke played Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist who works from home. Joanna Kerns played his wife and Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller and Ashley Johnson were their kids. In the last season, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared as a homeless teen who moves in with the family.
After hosting a successful daytime talk show in Canada, the Ontario native launched the syndicated Thicke of the Night, produced by famed network programmer Fred Silverman, in September 1983 for an American audience. However, it proved to be no match for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and lasted just nine months.
He's survived by his sons Brennan, Carter and Blurred Lines singer Robin, as well as 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
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.