2016 has claimed another one. Actor Alan Thicke of Growing Pains fame died Tuesday afternoon in California.
We’re told Alan had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon Tuesday, and pronounced dead there.
Law enforcement sources tell us … a company that recovers organs was contacted, so some of Thicke’s organs could be donated.
He’s survived by his 3 sons — Robin, Brennan and Carter … and his wife, Tanya.
Alan played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank. We’re told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.
Thicke was mostly known for playing Jason Seaver on the 1980’s sitcom Growing Pains. But he also co-wrote the theme songs to popular shows like Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.
He is also the father of R&B singer Robin Thicke.