TMZ: TV dad Alan Thicke dead at 69

Longtime actor and entertainer Alan Thicke died Tuesday at 69, reports TMZ.

He reportedly died after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He suffered chest pains at a rink in Burbank around today and was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center by an ambulance at 11:30 a.m. He was later pronounced dead  according to the report.

The "Growing Pains" actor also hosted game shows, talk shows, and famous theme songs for "Diff'rent Strokes," "Wheel of Fortune" and his own show "Growing Pains."

He is survived by three sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter as well as his wife Tanya. Robin Thicke is a multi-platinum R&B recording artist.

He was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Most recently he had a part-time role on season two of the Netflix reboot "Fuller House." 

In his Twitter profile he described himself as "Inventor, philosopher, visionary, full-time sports wannabe, part-time geek."

Read more at TMZ


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