Growing Pains actor Alan Thicke dies

Canadian actor, Alan Thicke, famous for playing Jason Seaver on the popular sitcom Growing Pains has died.

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Aged 69, he is reported to have suffered a heart attack while playing ice hockey with his 19 year-old son Carter.

He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank around noon local time and pronounced dead soon after.

As Dr Jason Seaver between 1985 and 1992 he became one of TV’s most loved dads. Thicke was also a TV host and composed theme songs for other TV shows.

In his later years he was often featured on shows such as How I Met Your Mother as himself.

Thicke is survived by his wife Tanya and sons Brennan, Carter and Robin, whose single Blurred Lines was a global hit in 2013.

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