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“Growing Pains” dad Alan Thicke dies at 69

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TV sitcom icon Alan Thicke has died, according to multiple reports. He reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year old son and he was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Thicke started having chest pains at about 11:30am and an ambulance was called. He passed away at about 12 noon.

Fans may remember him best as the dad on TV’s “Growing Pains.” He also made an appearance on the second season of Netflix’s “Fuller House.”

His last tweet (perhaps a scheduled tweet or a tweet from his publicist) was sent out after his passing but hours before news of his passing got out to the media.

Candace Cameron (sister of Kirk Cameron and Thicke’s co-star on “Growing Pains”) sent out the following Instagram post after the news got out about his passing:

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