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Old 12-13-16, 08:09 PM
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RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Wow. Just saw him a couple days ago on one of the new episodes of Fuller House. Apparently he had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son.

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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Just read on TMZ
Just saw him on episode of Fuller House the other night.
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Woah, just saw him as a guest on the Rich Eisen show a week ago.

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Another major TV parent gone.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Damn. This one stings. Alan Thicke was awesome. Growing Pains was one of my favorites growing up in the 80's. I loved Jason Seaver.

This one really hurts.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Does it really hurt that much?
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Rest in peace, Mr. Seaver.
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Damn.
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RIP. Surprised he died being still relatively young. He always seemed to be in good health and physically fit.
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Finally, I get a shot at Maggie Seaver.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Sad news and completely out of the blue.



Edit to add: He just tweeted less than 4 hours ago. Wonder if this was a tweet scheduled ahead of time?

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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

So sad. Loved Growing Pains, even during the Leo year...
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cake Boss and Ice T should be put in protective custody until the end of the year.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

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Sad news and completely out of the blue.



Edit to add: He just tweeted less than 4 hours ago. Wonder if this was a tweet scheduled ahead of time?

I think it's probably a Tweet from his Assistant or Social Media team. Notice that it's plugging Fuller House. Original story said he went to the hospital around 11am-ish.
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Another major TV parent gone.
Coincidentally, my father passed away last week - so I'm not sure if he's included in this new parent/dies in 3s scenario... or if we're going to see another major TV parent gone soon.
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So sorry to hear about that Coral.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Most of you probably aren't aware, but Alan Thicke co-wrote and sang on the opening theme for Diff'rent Strokes.



He also wrote the theme for The Facts of Life, which his wife sang.


The guy was talented coming up with 80's theme songs.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Originally Posted by Coral View Post
Coincidentally, my father passed away last week - so I'm not sure if he's included in this new parent/dies in 3s scenario... or if we're going to see another major TV parent gone soon.
My condolences to you, Coral.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

I used to like Growing Pains and always thought he was a decent comedic actor. RIP.
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Wow. Just saw him a couple days ago on one of the new episodes of Fuller House. Apparently he had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son.
That's awful.

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Damn. This one stings. Alan Thicke was awesome. Growing Pains was one of my favorites growing up in the 80's. I loved Jason Seaver.

This one really hurts.
Same here. His portrayal of Jason Seaver was cool, up there with Michael Gross' Steven Keaton.
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Fucking 2016. It should have been Kirk Cameron.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

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Coincidentally, my father passed away last week - so I'm not sure if he's included in this new parent/dies in 3s scenario... or if we're going to see another major TV parent gone soon.
Sorry to hear that Coral.
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Re: RIP Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

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Just read on TMZ
Just saw him on episode of Fuller House the other night.
Mike here. I hust saw that episode too, and he was also on "This Is Us" in a great supporting role to help establish Kevin's character. I grew up with Growing Pains (even still have the trading cards somewhere)

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