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“Growing Pains” actor Alan Thicke dies at 69

Alan Thicke died at the age of 69

It was confirmed earlier this evening that Alan Thicke passed-away at the age of 69. The actor, who millions of TV viewers first met through his role as Dr. Jason Seaver in the hit sitcom “Growing Pains,” died of an apparent heart-attack.

Thicke was playing hockey with his son when he suffered the heart-attack, according to initial reports the actor was then taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank. The heart-attack was first reported by TMZ, the death was then confirmed by Thicke’s manager.

Thicke’s career went far beyond his iconic role as Dr. Jason Seaver, the actor went-on to star in numerous tv-shows, films and appear in guest-spots. Thick also worked behind the camera on numerous projects. Thicke had a prominent music career within television, creating songs that were used in Wheel of Fortune, his own show Growing Pains, and other sitcoms like The Facts of Life.

Thicke was recently seen on the Netflix hit “Fuller House,” as well as “This is Us” on NBC. In film, Thicke recently worked on the project “The Clapper,” which stars Amanda Seyfried, Leah Remini and Ed Helms. That film was written and directed by Dito Montiel, and is currently in post-production. Thicke is survived by his wife named Tanya, and his three sons named Robin, Brennan, and Carter.

Bob Saget was one of the first celebs to reflect on social-media on the loss of the actor, telling his followers, “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.” Ellen DeGeneres Tweeted to her followers, “America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.” Fellow TV icon Larry King also reached out on social-media saying, “So sorry to hear of the passing of Alan Thicke. A wonderful talent, a wonderful man.”

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