2016 has claimed yet another celebrity life. "Growing Pains" star Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69 after suffering a massive heart attack around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter in Burbank, California.

Alan Thicke gone but not forgotten!

911 was called and Alan Thicke was quickly transorted to nearby Providence St. Joesph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around noon. Officers on the scene reveal that an organ transport company was quicky called to the hospital to harvest Thicke's organs for donation.

His death was confirmed by both his agent and ex-wife -- actress and singer Gloria Loring.

"It is a shock, we were all just together for Thanksgiving. He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest in Peace dear one," Loring posted on Facebook. Thicke is survived by his wife Tanya and his three sons, R&B singer Robin Thicke, Brennan, and Carter. The heart attack came as quite a shock to Alan's family as he was considered healthy and in good shape, and played hockey on a regular basis.

Family and fans shocked by sudden death of Alan Thicke

Alan and Carter were said to have arrived at the Burbank ice rink around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning when he started complaining of severe chest pains and became sick to his stomach. First responders arrived on the scene at 11:30 immediatley transporting the actor to the hospital.

Thicke was born in Canada and is best known for his role as Jason Seaver on the hit 80s sitcom "Growing Pains." His most recent acting roles were guest appearances on the Netflix hit reboot "Fuller House" where he portrayed Dj's game night date, Mike.

He also appeared in the series opener of "This Is Us" as himself.

Alan's long list of entertainment creditials also includes talk and game show host, as well as songwriter, credited with penning popular hit TV sitcom theme songs for "Diff'rent Strokes" as well as "Growing Pains." Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alan Thicke during this very difficult time. Rest in peace, Mr. Thicke, you will be dearly missed.

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