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    Actor, Game Show Host Alan Thicke Dead at 69

    The TV dad took his final bow. The Canadian star of 1980s sitcom Growing Pains died Tuesday of a heart attack while playing hockey. After his role as the Seaver family patriarch, Thicke hosted game shows Pictionary and Three’s a Crowd. He also wrote the theme songs for Diff’rent Strokes, Wheel of Fortune and Growing Pains. More recently, Thicke appeared in the Netflix reboot Fuller House, now in its second season. His son, singer Robin Thicke, reportedly rushed to be by his father’s side in his final hours.

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