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Alan Thicke Leaves Us Too Soon

Alan Thicke Leaves Us Too Soon
Alan Thicke

In Chicago

Alan Thicke has died suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 69. Thicke, was best known for his role as the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains, but Thicke’s musical theatre credits include Chicago (Broadway debut) and Promises, PromisesMame and Queen For a Day.

Alan Thicke

Queen For A Day

Alan Thicke, Jason Alexander

Alan Thicke and Jason Alexander in Promises, Promises

Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, confirmed that the actor died on Tuesday in Los Angeles.  The Canadian-born actor had suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter. Just hours his death, he had tweeted  about the Netflix Original series Fuller House, which he most recently appeared in.  ‘Season 2 Fuller House looking good. I even like the ones I’m not in! #fullerhouse.’

Alan Thicke

Head Shot

Thicke was a popular Canadian talk show host before making his name in the United States. He was nominated for three Emmy Awards for his work in the late 1970s as a writer for Barry Manilow’s talk show, and later for a satirical take on the genre in the variety show “America 2-Night.”

Alan Thicke

How I Met Your Mother

The 80s sitcom Full House that starred actors Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier along with child actresses Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber. Thicke wrote the theme song to Growing Pains, Full house and  Growing Pains, Diff’rent Strokes The Facts of Life and Wheel of Fortune.

 Had the pleasure of meeting Alan Thicke and his amazing wife Tanya a few years back.. my thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP ?

 RIP Alan Thicke. I grew up watching him and got to know him through Robin. He was always so kind to me. So sad to hear about his passing.

 America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.

 RIP Alan Thicke. We skated side by side for years. Say hello to Gordie and The Rocket for me. Our Canadian Mounties sketch

Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke

Alan and Robin Thicke

Thicke is survived by his wife, Tanya, and three sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter.




Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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