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Actor Alan Thicke dies at 69

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by HASANI GITTENS and NIVEN MCCALL-MAZZA

Actor Alan Thicke died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, a publicist for his family told NBC News.

He was 69.

According to TMZ, which first broke the news, Thicke 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, in Burbank, California, around noon local time and was pronounced dead there, the site reported.

He is survived by his wife Tanya Thicke and his three children, Carter, Brennan and singer Robin Thicke.

Thicke, who was born in Ontario, Canada, is best known for his role as Dr. Jason Seaver, the lovable dad on the late 80s-early 90s sitcom "Growing Pains."

He also appeared in "The Bold and the Beautiful," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Fuller House."

Just hours before his death, Thick posted about "Fuller House's" upcoming season.

"Season 2 Fuller House looking good," he wrote. "I even like the ones I'm not in! #fullerhouse @fullhouseguy @bobsaget @candacecbure #netflix."

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