Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Very sad news today...
Actor, songwriter, producer and TV show host Alan Thicke, best known as one of the defining sitcom dads as family patriarch Jason Seaver on ABC’s hit 80s sitcom Growing Pains, has died.
He was 69.
Though most strongly associated with his best-known role, Thicke was also an accomplished songwriter who composed iconic theme songs for several classic shows, including Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, and the original theme to Wheel of Fortune.
Thicke continued to work regularly after the end of Growing Pains. Among his roles on television were guest spots on Married… with Children, 7th Heaven, Joey, a seven-episode stint on The Bold and the Beautiful, and a five-episode stint as himself on How I Met Your Mother among many others. He also had numerous film roles, with appearances in Raising Helen, and the Nick Cassavetes-directed Alpha Dog among others.
He had amazing career for sure and will certainly be missed.