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'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke dead at 69

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    'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke dead at 69
    by: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Dec 14, 2016 - 5:09 AM

    Actor Alan Thicke has died at age 69, according to TMZ.

    The celebrity gossip site reported that Thicke died Tuesday afternoon when he had a heart attack playing hockey with his son. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The Los Angeles Times confirmed the news of his death with the publicist of one of Thicke's sons, singer and songwriter Robin Thicke.

    Alan Thicke was born Alan Willis Jeffery March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake in Ontario, Canada. He began his career as a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    He was successful as a daytime talk show host with "The Alan Thicke Show" in Canada before playing Jason Seaver on the sitcom "Growing Pains," which ran from 1985 to 1992.

    Thicke also worked as a song composer on the theme songs for "Wheel of Fortune" and Diff’rent Strokes." He co-wrote "The Facts of Life" theme with soap actress Gloria Loring, his ex-wife.

    'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke dead at 69

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