Actor Alan Thicke, best known for starring as Dr. Jason Seaver on the ABC family sitcom Growing Pains, has died at the age of 69
It was reported that the actor suffered a heart attack on Tuesday while playing hockey with his son. He was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical
Thicke was born Alan Willis Jeffrey in 1947 in the small town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. “Kids skated out of the delivery room. Your mother owned a hockey stick,” Thicke told The Times in 1986 of his hometown, which was also the birthplace of hockey stars such as Ralph Backstrom, Dick Duff and Mickey Redmond.
Alan Thicke’s TV credits included episodes of The Love Boat, Growing Pains (for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination), NBC sitcom Hope And Gloria as well as appear in episodes of Married With Children, the Baywatch-spoofing Son of the Beach, The Bold and the Beautiful, The L.A. Complex and How I Met Your Mother
More recently, the Canadian-born actor guested on Scream Queens, the This is Us pilot, Grandfathered and Fuller House.
Thicke is survived by his wife Callau; his two sons with Loring, Brennan and Robin; and Carter, his son from his marriage to Gina Marie Tolleson.