The 'Growing Pains' actor died of a ruptured aorta.
The late actor Alan Thicke died from a ruptured aorta, his death certificate has confirmed, as revealed by People magazine.
The Canadian actor, famous for his role as the family’s father in ‘Growing Pains’, passed away suddenly at the age of 69 back on December 13th, after what was suspected at the time to have been a heart attack. The certificate also reveals that he died within minutes of the rupture.
Thicke had been playing ice hockey with his 19 year old son Carter, his only child with his second wife Gina Tolleson, in Burbank, California when he was taken ill. He was swiftly taken to hospital, where he died soon afterwards.
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Thicke played patriarch Dr Jason Seaver in the sitcom from 1985 to 1992.
Actor Alan Thicke has died suddenly aged 69, after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday.
Thicke was best known for his role as Dr Jason Seaver in sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ and had also appeared on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and more recently Netflix's ‘Fuller House’.
Actor Alan Thicke (pictured with wife Tanya) has died aged 69
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