Alan Thicke, writer, composer and actor, dies at 69

Alan Thicke, writer, composer and actor, dies at 69

Alan Thicke, the writer, composer and actor who’s best known for his portrayal of Jason Seaver, the work-at-home psychiatrist and caring father, on the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains”, died this week, at 69. He passed away suddenly from a heart attack while playing ice hockey with his 19-year-old son. His role on Growing Pains won him the love and admiration of countless fans.

But this wasn’t his only claim to fame. Thicke was multi-talented, and composed several theme songs, including the theme for “Diff’rent Strokes,” another iconic sitcom. As a veteran performer, he’d worked in the entertainment industry for over 5 decades, playing many parts on television over the years, sometimes playing himself, in addition to his work on Growing Pains. On a personal note, friends and family remember his kindness, generosity, and real-life skill as a father.

Learn more about Alan Thicke (CNN)

 

 

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