Actor Alan Thicke suddenly passed away on December 13. According to the Toronto Star, he died of a heart attack.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Thicke was raised in Brampton and lived in the city before he decided to travel south to grow his career in show biz. The Thicke family has remained longstanding members of the community.
The veteran actor was best known for his role as Jason Seaver on sitcom Growing Pains.
Thicke received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor, and seven Emmy Award nominations. The actor also starred in The Growing Pains Movie and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers.
Thicke was inducted into Brampton’s inaugural Arts Walk Of Fame ceremony in 2015 for his acting.
Upon receiving the nomination he tweeted, “An honour to be among you Brampton WOFers. Let’s all gather one day and raid Mississauga. With love and thanks.”
Thicke was not able to attend but Alan’s father Dr. Brian Thicke accepted the award on his behalf.
He leaves behind his wife, Tanya, and adult children Brennan, Robin, and Carter Thicke.