Actor Alan Thicke has died of a reported heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter. He was 69. The Canadian-born actor is survived by his three sons — Robin, Brennan and Carter — and his wife, Tanya.
According to TMZ, which first reported Thicke's death, the actor was transported to Providence St Joseph's Medical Center before 12pm PST (8pm GMT) today after having chest pains and getting nauseous. He was pronounced dead there. A company that recovers organs was reportedly contacted, which could indicate that some of Thicke's organs could be donated.
His death was confirmed by the publicist of his son, R&B and pop superstar, Robin Thicke. "Today the world lost an amazing talent," Tracy Mapes with Imperium 7 Talent Agency told CNN.
Thicke is perhaps best known for his role in the '80s sitcom Growing Pains as dad Jason Seaver. According to The Los Angeles Times, he recently appeared on NBC's This Is Us and Netflix's Fuller House. He was also a songwriter, producer and game show presenter.