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Alan Thicke Dead At 69: Ex-Wife and Former DAYS Star Gloria Loring Shares Grief On His Passing

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In more heartbreaking news on Tuesday, Alan Thicke, most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom, Growing Pains, and most recently, Netflix reboot of Fuller House died of an apparent heart attack after playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter.

TMZ reported, “Thicke was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon today, and pronounced dead there.  We’re told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.”

Thicke was also recently seen in the pilot episode of NBC’s This Is Us in scenes with former Y&R star, Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam). After learning of the news of Thicke’s passing, Hartley shared: “When you meet one of your idols and they are even nicer and cooler than you hoped they would be. That was Alan Thicke. Rest in peace.”

Alan was also widely-known for talk shows, being a game show host, singer, and composer of many famous TV theme songs.  He also had a recurring role from 2006-2009 on The Bold and the Beautiful as talk show host, Rich Ginger.

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His first wife was former Days of our Lives star, Gloria Loring (Ex-Liz Chandler). They have two sons together; singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, and Brennan.

Upon learning the news of Thicke’s passing, Loring took to her facebook page to express her sorrow stating: “Dear Friends, Thank you for your kindness concerning Alan Thicke’s passing. It is a shock. We were all just together for Thanksgiving. He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest In Peace, dear one.”

The entertainment world is currently sharing their sadness and condolences via social media posts from: Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Saget, Larry King, Demi Lovato, and so many others including General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) who tweeted: “RIP Alan Thicke. I got to play his son in my second acting job as a kid. He was a great guy and a true talent.”

Alan Thicke is survived by his aforementioned three sons and his wife, Tanya.

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of Alan Thicke in the comment section below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Watched Growing Pains back in the 80s…the bad news just keeps coming…still dealing with mine! My condolances to Thickes family!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hang in there, Jimmy! Just roll with the punches.

Celia
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Celia

My condolences to the Thicke family.

…….Thinking of you, Jimmy. What 4ever said. One foot in front of the other. Much love, and prayers.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks Celia and 4ever DAYS…

Omar
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Omar

Condolences to the Thicke Family, may he RIP…Jim, I am so sorry that you are having such a tough time in your life..You are still alive and breathing..Seek therapy and help.

This is a soap opera website and not a place to air out your personal problems..if you seek advice, help and guidance, there are therapist out there or even websites to help you.

Just saying!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I do see a therapist…i do try to keep it soapy but being i like Maurice(GHs Sonny) suffer from bipolar disorder and reading here about it i respond about my own experiences and its been helpful coming here to talk about it…i want to keep it under Maurice’s headlines when the subject comes up but sometimes im so stressed i need to talk about it soon as possible and it sometimes helps getting it out here..some suggested its therapuetic and it has been…ive been on websites in the past and it hasnt worked for me…i go on another soap site… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sorry…didnt intend to make it sound mean but im constantly stressed and you would be too if you worry that in the next few months i may end up homeless and my soap viewing will definately end there

Addison
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Addison

Omar, if you do not care to read a certain person’s posts, I suggest you just move along and skip it. Jast saying. As Jim asserts, many people suffer from bipolar disorder and one of the characteristics of this devastating disease is that as high as one becomes during the manic state, the further they plunge during the depressive state. It’s a chemical disorder of the brain involving the release of dopamine (the happy hormone). Like Maurice Bernard, Jim is letting folks out there who suffer from manic depression that they are not alone. As REM once sang,”Everybody hurts.” Indeed.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Jimh….I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers with hopes that a “Christmas Miracle” will ease your pain and worry. Take care, my friend, and don’t give up!

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

ALAN AND GLORIA HAVE TWO SON’S ROBIN AND BRENNAN .

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring have two sons, Brennan and Robin. Carter is Alan’s son with his present wife.

I know Brennan is the oldest and son of both Alan and Gloria because he had juvenile diabetes which is how DAYS’ writers got the idea to give Neil and Liz’s daughter diabetes.

Carter has to be the youngest and not Gloria’s son.

R.I.P., Alan Thicke.

dar
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dar

Carter is Alan’s son with his 2nd wife, not with Tanya , but she has pretty much raised him with Alan…… R.I.P. Mr Thicke/Dr Seaver

Mo
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Mo

Carter is Alan’s son with his second wife. His widow Tanya was Alan’s third wife.

John Paul Murphy
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John Paul Murphy

Actually, Carter is his son from his second marriage. He has only been married to Tanya since 2005.

Mo
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Mo

That’s what I said.

Don and Theresa Bragg
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Don and Theresa Bragg

Friends for over 40 years. Shared time with each other’s families between New Jersey and California. Our family is deeply saddened and we will miss his TV appearances and his laid back personality. Our prayers to his wife and son and to Gloria, Brennan and Robin.
Don “Tarzan” Bragg (1960 Olympic Gold Medalist) and Family.

Joe
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Joe

I remember their song, “Friends & Lovers” . What a great song! RIP Alan.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Rest In Peace, Alan.

Amen.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

R.I.P ,such a shock. You will be missed, as I have enjoyed watching your talent for many years. I am so sorry for the family’s loss, as well as all his fan’s.

mark
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mark

He was so handsome i loved him on growing pains

Mo
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Mo

Very sad and shocking. I also enjoyed his reality show with his wife Tanya and son Carter. My condolences to his family and friends.

Shay
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Shay

Such sad news, especially so tragically close to Christmas! I always enjoyed the multi-talented Mr. Thicke , no matter the entertainment vehicle….he successfully tackled them all with his trademark energetic relish, engaging personality and comedic aplomb! Strangely enough, I was thinking of his truly creative talk show just yesterday before his untimely death was announced—spooky! Along with the legendary Joan Rivers and then, some years afterward, snarky ex-SNL-er Dennis Miller, he provided a really different and refreshing alternative to the status quo late night offerings in the ’80’s/’90’s, all of which were still markedly better than today’s totally biased, one-note… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shay. I share your sentiments of Alan.
And, steadfastedly support your last two lines….pathetic, is it not?
Love you, amica.
Happy Holidays.

Shay
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Shay

Awww….thank you, CeeCeeGirl! I’ve been meaning to get in touch at some of your past comments to send my holiday greetings, as well….I don’t know if you’ve ever viewed footage from “Thicke of the Night,” but it was a joyfest….funny, fresh, clever and such a vast departure from the formulaic late night fare that was available at that juncture. I was a huge fan and tried to never miss the program….I remember the first time I saw BonJovi was on Alan’s show—he was great for introducing new musical acts—and recall telling a friend you will like these guys, they’re gonna… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shay, I wanted to make you aware that I did receive your lovely, informative post in my inbox. That was very magnanimous of Mr. Fairman’s staff. It is unfortunate about Alan Thicke….and, no, I did not watch IN THE THICKE OF NIGHT. However, I did catch reruns of GROWING PAINS. And, I knew he was married to Gloria Loring ( Liz), at one point, who was one of my grandmother’s favorite characters on DOOL. As yourself, I have given up watching any late-night shows until sanity returns ….bedlam, Shay. And, coincidentally, we started watching HEEEERE’S JOHNNY, LOL……nice, quiet respite,… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Was shocked to hear the news. Last I “saw” him I think it was an interview or piece on his family… Much about his son Robin (whose music I like) and the saga surrounding Robin’s split from his wife

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Uggggg…again…sent before I finished my comment (and I’ll be pleasantly surprised if this falls under my reply…anyway…sorry to hear the news. Good actor… seemed like a good man.

Willa Sargent
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Willa Sargent

my Condolences extends to Alan’s children,wife, Gloria Loring, during this difficult time. Alan will be remembered as nice & kind man.great Father.actor.R.I.P.

Ray
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Ray

In seeing Gloria Loring’s picture, it would be fun to see her come back with a few grown kids and mix it up with Kate. She was a great, strong character and I love her with Neil Curtis. Very sad news about Alan Thicke.

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