Sad news for the Thicke family and fans around the world.
Patriarch Alan Thicke, the father of R&B/Soul singer Robin Thicke, has died. According to TMZ, he had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was rushed to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon Tuesday, December 13th, and pronounced dead there.
Thicke’s organs may be donated; Law enforcement sources told TMZ a company that recovers organs was contacted.
Alan, 69, leaves behind sons Robin, Brennan and Carter, and his wife, Tanya.
Alan Thicke, who was born in Canada, was most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains.” He also hosted a slew of game shows, talk shows, and wrote several famous TV show theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune” as well as “Growing Pains.”
Our condolences to the Thicke family!