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Alan Thicke dies at 69

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BURBANK, Calif. – Actor and television host Alan Thicke has died at 69, according to TMZ.

The Canadian-born actor is survived by his three sons and wife, Tanya.

The site reported that Thicke suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter.  Thicke was rushed to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead.

The ice rink manager said Thicke was joking around and alert before being taken to the hospital.

Thicke, the father of singing star Robin Thicke, was best known for his role as Jason Seaver in the 80s sitcom "Growing Pains."

 

 

 

His "Growing Pains" co-stars are showing their support for Thicke and his family on social media.

Thicke wasn't just an actor known for playing "America's dad." He is also the man behind several popular theme songs like "Wheel of Fortune," "Facts of Life," and "Different Strokes."

He was also working on the Netflix original show, "Fuller House" before his death.

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