Alan Thicke is most well known for his long time stint as Jason Seaver on "Growing Pains." The 80s sitcom debuted in 1985 and ran until 1992. There were two follow up movies for the show in the years after the show ended.

Actor, songwriter, host of shows

Alan Thicke's acting career includes television, hosting game shows and hosting talk shows. He has even written some theme songs for shows including "Growing Pains", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Wheel of Fortune", and "Facts of Life." His most recent show was the reboot of "Fuller House" on Netflix.

His varied career shows just how much talent he had.

He was the father of famous singer Robin Thicke, Brennan, and Carter and husband to Tanya. Today he was playing hockey with 19 year-old Carter when he suffered a heart attack. According to "TMZ," he was transported by ambulance to Providence St.Joseph's Medical Center around noon. He was pronounced dead once at the hospital.

According to the authorities, an organ transplant company had been notified due to Alan Thicke's wishes to become a organ donor.

There is no word at this time on the details.

Alan Thicke was at "Rewind Con" in Chicago last month. In speaking with those in attendance that had the opportunity to meet with him one on one, everyone talked about how down to earth and genuinely nice he was. He had posed for pictures and tipped a glass with the fans and reporters as he shared stories of his career with them.

A career of great achievements

His list of achievements include being inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2013. With a long career in the entertainment industry in both Canada as well as America, it was very well-deserved. Of course Mr. Thicke has Golden Globe nominations as well as Daytime Emmy nominations behind him as well. He had a career to be proud of and received recognition for his hard work.

This is breaking news and the details are sure to come out over the next couple of days. Be sure to check back with Blasting News for the latest updates on the legacy of Mr. Alan Thicke.

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