‘Growing Pains’ star Alan Thicke dies at 69

By Keith Wagstaff

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Alan Thicke, who rose to stardom on the popular sitcom Growing Pains, has died at age 69.

“Alan’s sudden passing has been confirmed,” a publicist for the actor told Mashable. “At present, we have no further details. We appreciate your interest and when we have additional information, we will make it available.”

The death was first reported by TMZ. Thicke most recently appeared on Fuller House on Netflix and NBC’s This Is Us.

Several celebrities mourned his passing on Twitter, including Bob Saget, whom Thicke gave a shoutout to on Twitter just hours before his passing.

Had the pleasure of meeting Alan Thicke and his amazing wife Tanya a few years back.. my thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP 😔

— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) …

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