San Francisco (REUTERS) - Alan Thicke, the Canadian actor best known for his leading role in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains as well as for being the father of singer Robin Thicke, has died, a source close to the family said on Tuesday (Dec 13). He was 69.
The Los Angeles Times, quoting Robin Thicke's publicist, said Alan Thicke died of a heart attack.
More recently Thicke was set to appear in Fuller House, a remake of the popular 1990s family sitcom. "Season 2 Fuller House looking good. I even like the ones I'm not in!" Thicke said in a tweet earlier on Tuesday.