Actor Alan Thicke, dad on ‘Growing Pains,’ dead at 69

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Canadian actor Alan Thicke, best known for his leading role in the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains” as well as being the father of singer Robin Thicke, died on Tuesday, his spokeswoman said. I even like the ones I’m not in!” Thicke said in a tweet earlier on Tuesday. By: Reuters |

Published:December 14, 2016 8:14 am

 Alan Thicke poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. At present, we have no further details,” Monique Moss said in a brief email. Celebrity news outlet TMZ reported that Thicke had been playing hockey with his 19-year-old son when he died. “Season 2 Fuller House looking good. More recently Thicke was set to appear in “Fuller House,” a remake of the popular 1990s family sitcom. A source close to the family told Reuters by telephone that Thicke suffered a heart attack and was transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. “Alan’s sudden passing has been confirmed. He was 69.