Alan Thicke dies at 69

ALAN THICKE. The 'Growing Pains' actor dies at 69. File photo shows Alan Thicke attending The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP

ALAN THICKE. The 'Growing Pains' actor dies at 69. File photo shows Alan Thicke attending The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Alberto E.

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MANILA, Philippines – Growing Pains actor Alan Thicke died of a heart attack on Tuesday, December 13 in the US. He was 69.

Thicke's publicist confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. He was taken to the hospital that afternoon, where he was pronounced dead.

Thicke had 3 sons, Brennan, Carter, and singer Robin Thicke, who is known for his song "Blurred Lines." He is also survived by his wife Tanya.

Thicke is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains.

He recently made appearances in NBC’s This Is Us and Netflix’s Fuller House. – Rappler.com