Hollywood just said goodbye to one of the most iconic actors we’ve ever known and we are absolutely heartbroken.
NBC News just reported that beloved actor Alan Thicke passed away on Tuesday at age 89. TMZ broke the news and said that Thicke had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19 year old son. He was taken to the hospital and later passed away.
“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.”
Apparently a company that recovers organs was contacted to see if any of Thicke’s organs could be donated. Many of you know him from the hit show “Growing Pains” where he played Dr. Jason Seaver in the late 1980’s and early ’90s.
“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.”
The actor was also seen on the Netflix series “Fuller House” and “This Is Us” several times. His family was extremely heartbroken and shocked because of the death. His son Carter, who is was playing hockey with at the time of his heart attack, posted a photo of the two of them and shared just how sad he was.
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it's finest. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time. pic.twitter.com/ZQd2NZMTx4
— Carter Thicke (@CarterThicke) December 14, 2016
His other son, who is a famous singer, also shared about his father’s death on his Instagram.
Alan was survived by his wife and his Tanya, and three children, Carter, Brennan, and the singer Robin Thicke. Please continue token them in your prayers during this time.