Alan Thicke dies at 69

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Honoree Rob Lowe, actor Alan Thicke and Sheryl Berkoff attend The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – TV icon Alan Thicke has died, TMZ reports.

According to TMZ,  Thicke had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. TMZ says he was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon and pronounced dead there.

He’s survived by his three sons – Robin, Brennan and Carter – and his wife Tanya.

The Canadian-born actor was most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains.” Most recently, he was on the Netflix reboot, “Fuller House.”

He also hosted game shows, talk shows, and wrote several famous TV show theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune” as well as “Growing Pains.”

Alan was 69.

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