Canadian actor Alan Thicke died at age 69 on Tuesday, December 13, after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. Thicke is best known for playing Jason Seaver on the hit series “Growing Pains”.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ont., in 1947, Thicke also composed a number of theme songs for popular television shows including “Diff’rent Strokes”, “The Facts of Life” and the original theme to “Wheel of Fortune”.
He was nominated for three Emmy Awards for his work as a writer for Barry Manilow’s talk show, and later for a satirical variety show “America 2-Night”.
He is survived by his wife Tanya and his sons – Carter, Brennan and Robin.
We wish to send our thoughts and prayers out to his friends and family.