Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69. He died around noon on Tuesday, December 13. He reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son, Carter. The father and son duo were at a hockey rink in Burbank, California where they regularly played hockey. Alan and Carter were on the ice around 11 a.m. when the actor started having chest pains. He became nauseated and began to vomit. He was taken to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around noon. Thicke was an organ donor because a company was called to recover his organs for donations.

Thicke's family

Thicke is survived by his third wife, Tanya, and his three sons, Brennan, 41, Robin, 39, and Carter, 19.

He leaves behind two grandsons. One is Tyler, Brennan’s son, and the other is Julian Fuego, Robin’s son. Alan's two oldest sons are also in the entertainment industry like their father. Brennan Thicke was a voice actor in the 1980s. His son Robin Thicke is a singer and songwriter best known for his pop hit “Blurred Lines.”

About Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor who was well known for his role as the dad, Jason Seaver, on "Growing Pains" from 1985 until 1992. Recently, he appeared on Netflix's "Fuller House." Over the years, the actor also hosted game shows, talk shows, and wrote several familiar theme songs for television shows. Some of his theme songs were for "Diff'rent Strokes," "Wheel of Fortune," and "Growing Pains." From 1980 to 1982, he hosted "The Alan Thicke Show." His most recent assignment was on "The Clapper" where he played himself.

Celebrities react

Celebrities are expressing their condolences on Twitter and Facebook. "Full House” star Bob Saget was among the first celebrities to react to Thicke’s death. Candace Cameron Bure, star of "Fuller House" posted a picture of her and Alan. She said she has known him since she was only eight-years-old.

Thicke’s first wife, Gloria Loring, who is singer Robin Thicke's mother, expressed her sadness on Facebook. Former daughter-in-law Paula Patton also tweeted about her grief. Condolences are pouring in from a countless number of other celebrities.

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