Alan Thicke, star of Growing Pains and father of Robin Thicke has died at the age of 69 from a heart attack.
TMZ was the first to report he was playing hockey with his son Carter and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead this afternoon. The news has since been confirmed by other sources.
A source shared with E! News, “Alan was healthy and his heart attack was a complete shock.”
Thicke was most recently seen on Fuller House and This is Us. In an oddly timed post today, he expressed excitement over being on Fuller House, saying, “Season 2 Fuller House looking good. I even like the ones I’m not in.”
— Alan Thicke (@Alan_Thicke) December 13, 2016
Friends of the actor have already taken to social media to express their grief.
So sad is the passing of Alan Thicke. Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Alan.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 14, 2016
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.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 14, 2016
Thicke is survived by his three sons Robin, Brennan and Carter and wife Tanya.