Publicist: ‘Growing Pains’ actor Alan Thicke dies at age 69

Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke's son, singer Robin Thicke, says the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles

In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 file photo, Alan Thicke poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, a publicist said the actor has died at the age of 69. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 file photo, Alan Thicke poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, a publicist said the actor has died at the age of 69. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(AP) – A publicist says Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died at age 69.

Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, says the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She had no further details.

Alan Thicke starred as Dr. Jason Seaver in the ABC series “Growing Pains,” which aired from 1985 until 1992. The Canadian-born actor had a prolific career, including cameos in recent years on the comedy “How I Met Your Mother” and the Netflix series “Fuller House.” He was also a frequent pitchman for ads on Sirius.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office says Thicke’s death was not reported to them.

The celebrity website TMZ first reported the death.


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