• Alan Thicke died at the age of 69 on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
• The Canadian-born actor was reportedly playing hockey with his son when he suffered a heart attack.
• He was transported to hospital around noon where he was later pronounced dead.
• He is survived by his wife, Tanya, and three sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter.
(YC) – Alan Thicke, television icon and father of R&B pop superstar Robin Thicke, died Tuesday at age 69, his agent told Young Constituents.
His ex-wife, singer and actress Gloria Loring, confirmed his death in an announcement on Facebook following the news. “It is a shock. We were all just together for Thanksgiving. He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest In Peace, dear one.”
Thicke was reportedly playing hockey with his 19-year old son Carter when he died of a heart attack, according to TMZ. The actor who could only be described as welcoming, was transported to a Los Angeles area hospital Tuesday afternoon.
TMZ reported that Alan played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank. They report that Alan and his son Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to a Los Angeles area hospital. The actor who could only be described as welcoming, was pronounced dead Tuesday evening.
Additionally, law enforcement told TMZ that a company that recovers organs was contacted, so some of Thicke’s organs could be donated.
Thicke recently appeared on the Netflix sequel Fuller House. “Season 2 Fuller House looking good,” read a post on Thicke’s Twitter feed from three hours ago. “I even like the ones I’m not in! #fullerhouse.”
Thicke’s ‘‘Growing Pains’’ role is among the most beloved television dads of all time. 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,” the Netflix series “Fuller House” and “This Is Us.” He was also a frequent pitchman for ads on Sirius.