Alan Thicke Dead at 69

Alan Thicke, the “Growing Pains” star who played Jason Seaver, one of the quintessential television fathers of the 1980’s, died Tuesday at age 69.

Thicke’s son Robin’s manager confirmed the actor’s death.

According to TMZ, Alan had a heart attack while he was playing hockey in Burbank with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon today, and pronounced dead there.

Thicke is survived by three sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter, as well as his wife Tanya. Mostly recently, Thicke starred in the Netflix reboot “Fuller House.”

Five hours ago he Tweeted about the show.

In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Alan also hosted game shows, talk shows, and wrote several famous TV show theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune” as well as “Growing Pains.”