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Alan Thicke Dies At 69 After Suffering A Heart Attack

Alan Thicke Death

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Alan Thicke, best known for his role on the popular comedy Growing Pains, died last night while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son. He was 69.

Robin Thicke reportedly talked to the Los Angeles Times shortly after his death, saying that he was playing hockey with his son Carter when he had a heart attack. One of the last things he said was a compliment to his son about making a good shot. They were at the Pickwick Ice Skating Rink in Burbank at the time.

“The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure,” Robin said. “I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.” He expressed something similar in an emotional Instagram post this morning.

“My Father passed away today. He was the best man I ever knew,” he wrote. “The best friend I ever had. Let’s all rejoice and celebrate the joy he brought to every room he was in. We love you Alan Thicke. Thank you for your love. Love, your grateful son.”

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Carter Thicke also expressed his sympathies in a heartbreaking Instagram post that went up last night.

“Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it’s [sic] finest,” he wrote. “I have never known a more kind, loving, hairy, and generous person in my life and I am forever grateful for the light that this man brought to my life and so many others. You will be missed every second of every day. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time.”

A source close to the family said that Alan was immediately transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. TMZ reports that some of his organs will be donated.

Alan’s spokesperson Monique Moss confirmed “Alan’s sudden passing” in a brief email Tuesday night, adding that “at present, we have no further details.”

Fans have since taken to social media to honor the late actor.

Celebrity friends and co-stars expressed similar sentiments.

RIP Alan Thicke, you will be missed.

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