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Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Dad, Dies at 69

Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Dad, Dies at 69

We are sad to report that actor, songwriter and composer Alan Thicke, the dad on Growing Pains Dad had died too young. He was 69!!!

Get more information of Alan Thicke, who played the head of the Seaver family on the popular ABC sitcom Growing Pains…

 Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Dad, Dies at 69

CelebNHealth247.com has learned that Alan Thicke, who was one of TV’s favorite dad’s (Dr. Jason Seaver) on Growning Pains which ran from (1985–1992).

We have learned that Thicke reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with one of his sons. He was transported to a Los Angeles area hospital on Tuesday afternoon and pronounced dead. He recently appeared on the Netflix sequel Fuller House.

Earlier today, Alan Thicke made his final post on Instagram promising to stay and Icon. He received the Whistler Film Festival Icon Award last week in Canada, where he attended the festival. It ran from November 30th – December 4th.

 Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Dad, Dies at 69

Mr. Thicke wrote:

“Thanks to Whistler Film Fest for the Icon Award. I promise to try and stay iconic. @whisfilmfest #whistlerfilmfest #Icon”

Alan Thicke will always remain an icon to all of us that loved him on Growing Pains.

Alan Thicke Achievements:

Growing Pains aired on ABC for seven seasons. It was a family staple in our home. The show helped to birth the careers of Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller and Ashley Johnson who played the kids. In the last season, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared as a homeless teen who moves in with the family. The series reached as high as No. 5 in the ratings.

Thicke also was a songwriter who composed the theme songs to such sitcoms as Hello, Larry; Diff’rent Strokes; and The Facts of Life, and he wrote for TV comedies including The Paul Lynde Show, Fernwood 2 Night, America 2-Night and The Richard Pryor Show. –  Hollywood Reporter

 Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Dad, Dies at 69

He said:

“Loved it. Proud of it. Proud of what it stood for.”

“I share the corny family values espoused on that show. Happy for the role, both, as I said, what it stood for and what it did for me and my life and my family and my career. So if that’s what goes on my tombstone, I’m perfectly comfortable with it.”

“It was a great opportunity that made my life good and something that I can show to my 12-year-old now in reruns. Corny and dated as it is, it’s still relatable, understandable, and he can look at it and say, ‘Yeah, I get it. Now I see what you did before I was born.’ “

He is survived by his family; wife Tanya and sons Brennan, Carter and Robin Thicke, singer of “Blurred Lines.”

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