Alan Thicke 1947-2016


Alan Thicke, beloved TV dad, game show host and reality star has died of a heart attack earlier today. It’s reported that Thicke was playing hockey with his teenage son Carter when he was rushed to the hospital at around noon today.

– Canadian actor Alan Thicke during unveiling of his plaque on the Canada’s Walk of Fame. The unveiling of the plaques was held on Yonge Street, outside the Elgin Theatre, on September 21, 2013. Rick Madonik/Toronto Star

The Canadian actor had many skills including writing several television show theme songs. He wrote the theme for Diff’rent Strokes, Wheel of Fortune, and Growing Pains.

Alan Thicke was 69 years old.