Alan Thicke passes away at age 69

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The world is saddened with the loss of a TV father icon, Alan Thicke. Known best for his role on the hit TV show of the 80s, Growing Pains, he was the father we all looked up to.

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Born March 1, 1947 in Ontario, Canada, he first landed his spot in the TV industry as a game show host called First Impressions. He and his Wife Gloria Loring were successful theme song writers for popular TV shows like Different Strokes, The Facts of Life and so on. He landed his part on the TV show Growing Pains, which aired in 1985, playing the role of Jason Seaver, psychiatrist and father. The show was long running lasting until 1992, and also had its own movie that debuted in 2000 called Growing Pains the movie, followed by the sequel Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers in 2004.This man has done so much from movies to hosting pageants, celebrity cooking shows and more. Alan Thicke has 3 sons; which you all may have heard of his son Robin Thicke who fallowed in his fathers musical carrier.alanand-rob

On December 13th, 2016 Alan Thicke suffered from a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter and passed away at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in California. Sad to see a legends and icon once again be taken from us, and at such an early age is truly heart breaking. He will be missed dearly and always remembered as the father with the best support and wisdom of any TV father out there.

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