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, Promises, Mame and Queen For a Day.
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.’
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.”
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.
Demi Lovato 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
John Legend 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.
Ellen DeGeneres America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.
Thicke is survived by his wife, Tanya, and three sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter.