2016 just can’t end soon enough…
Canadian actor and comedian Alan Thicke has died of a heart attack at the age of 69. He had been playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter when the heart attack occurred. Thicke regularly played hockey at a rink in Burbank, California.
TMZ reported that Thicke and his son were on the ice around 11am PT, when the TV icon starting having chest pains and vomited. He was taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center and was pronounced dead at noon.
Thicke was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on March 1, 1947. He went on to become an actor, talk show host, and songwriter, penning the themes for TV shows including Wheel of Fortune and Diff’rent Strokes. He is best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom, Growing Pains.
He is survived by his wife Tanya, and his three sons, Brennan, Carter, and (singer/songwriter) Robin.