Actor Alan Thicke dies at age 69

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BURBANK, Calif. – Actor and television host Alan Thicke has died at 69, according to TMZ.

The site reported that Thicke suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son.  Thicke was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead.

Thicke, the father of singing star Robin Thicke, was best known for his role in the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains” as Jason Seaver.

The Canadian-born actor is survived by his three sons and wife, Tanya.

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