TV Icon Alan Thicke has Died

I Smell Cake* #1

Well, an actor from my youth has past away today…

Alan Thicke – ‘Growing Pains’ Actor Dies at 69.

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Alan Thicke, best known for his work on Growing Pains and for being the father of singer Robin Thicke, has died at the age of 69.

The legendary actor reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter on Tuesday (December 13) and was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.

Did you know that Thicke had a successful career as a TV theme song composer, often collaborating with his then-wife Gloria Loring on these projects, which included the themes to the popular sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. (from



R.I.P. Alan Thicke… 2016 has taken a lot of the stars we grew up with.

*“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.‘s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian


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