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After the news of Alan Thicke’s untimely passing, friends and fellow celebrities were heartbroken Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 24: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton and Alan Thicke at the World Premiere of Touchstone Pictures' "Swing Vote" on July 24, 2008 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)

On Tuesday night, the world was shocked with the news that Alan Thicke, best known for his role as Jason Seaver on the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” passed away unexpectedly at the age of 69.

Thicke, who suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter, was a beloved figure in the entertainment community, as made evident by the outpouring of grief from friends and fellow celebrities.

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Thicke had most recently starred in “Fuller House,” a 2016 sequel to the TV show Full House, alongside Candace Cameron Bure, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier.

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Richard Thompson is an associate editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @RThompson_91 

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