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Alan Thicke poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Alan Thicke, star of the sitcom 'Growing Pains,' has died


Alan Thicke, the Canadian-born actor most famous for his role as Jason Seaver on the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains," has died, TMZ reports. He was 69.

TMZ  reported that Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son. 

He was taken to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead. 

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Beyond his most notable role on "Growing Pains," Thicke also wrote the famous TV show theme songs for "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Wheel of Fortune."

Thicke most recently appeared on "Fuller House," which is the Netflix reboot of the sitcom "Full House" which first aired in 1987.

He is survived by his widow Tanya Callau and his three sons -- Carter, Brennan and singer Robin Thicke. 

People have already taken to Twitter to express their condolences to the actor's family.  

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