‘Growing Pains’ star Alan Thicke dies at 69

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BURBANK, Calif. –  A publicist says Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died at age 69.

Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, says the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

TMZ reports that Thicke was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead.

Alan Thicke starred as Dr. Jason Seaver in the ABC series “Growing Pains,” which aired from 1985 until 1992. The Canadian-born actor had a prolific career, including cameos in recent years on the comedy “How I Met Your Mother” and the Netflix series “Fuller House.” He was also a frequent pitchman for ads on Sirius.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office says Thicke’s death was not reported to them.

The Canadian-born actor is survived by his three sons and wife, Tanya.

TMZ first reported the death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

 

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