Actor Alan Thicke has died, aged 69

Actor, composer and songwriter Alan Thicke has died, aged 69.

According to local media, Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with one of his three son’s.

Thicke’s ex-wife Gloria Loring, confirmed the tragic news in a statement on Facebook.


“Dear Friends, Thank you for your kindness concerning Alan Thicke’s passing. 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.” she wrote.

Thicke was best known for his role as the father in the 1980’s sitcom Growing Pains.

A few weeks ago with my great, lovely friend for 35 years, the hilarious Alan Thicke. Will miss you dearly.

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