Actor Alan Thicke Dead at 69

By Staff  |  12/14/2016

Alan Thicke

Actor Alan Thicke, best known as the dad in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains, died this week at the age of 69.

According to multiple reports, the actor suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter.

"The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure," Alan's son Robin Thicke told the L.A. Times. "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him."

Alan worn a variety of hats during his long show business career, which continued into 2016. This year, he made appearances on the NBC drama This Is Us and Netflix’s Fuller House.