Alan Thicke , actor best-known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died of a heart attack. He was 69.
Story still developing, but the Actors son Robin Thicke’s publicist.
The Times and TMZ reported that
Alan had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon today, and pronounced dead there.
Law enforcement sources tell us … a company that recovers organs was contacted, so some of Thicke’s organs could be donated.
He’s survived by his 3 sons — Robin, Brennan and Carter … and his wife, Tanya.
Alan played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank. We’re told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.
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