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'Growing Pains' father Alan Thicke dies at 69

"Growing Pains" actor Alan Thicke dies at 69.
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Canadian actor and theme song composer Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69, reports EW.

Thicke was probably best known for his role as head-of-the-household Jason Seaver on 80’s ratings-topper Growing Pains. That show ran from 1985 to 1992.

He was the host of several successful game shows including Pictionary and All New 3’s a Crowd.

Also in the 80’s he talked to celebrities on late-night television with Thicke of the Night.

the Hollywood sitcom star was also responsible for writing some of television's most recognized theme songs, including: Diff’rent StrokesThe Facts of Life, and Wheel of Fortune.