Alan Thicke, Star of “Growing Pains” Dies Playing Hockey with Son — Apparent Heart Attack

Alan Thicke was transported by paramedic ambulance to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday December 13, 2016. He was pronounced dead a short time later — about noon — after suffering an apparent heart attack while playing hockey at a rink in Burbank with his son Carter.

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

Alan Thicke, age 69, played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank.

In addition to being a successful sitcom actor on Growing Pains, Thicke was also a successful TV theme song composer.


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