alan thicke death
Actor Alan Thicke arrives for the premiere of "National Lampoon Presents One, Two, Many" in Los Angeles, April 10, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The beloved father from ABC’s sitcom “Growing Pains” died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 69. Alan Thicke suffered from a heart attack, according to his son Robin Thicke.

The "Blurred Lines" singer told the Los Angeles Times that his father was playing hockey with his brother, 19-year-old Carter, when he suffered the heart attack. Both had reportedly been skating at the Pickwick Ice skating rink in Burbank, L.A.

While Thicke’s spokeswoman Monique Moss confirmed the death in a brief email, she said “at present, we have no further details,” the Daily Mail reported. Reuters reported a source close to the family saying that Thicke was transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to TMZ, it is believed that some of the actor’s organs will be donated.

The Canadian-born actor and TV host was also a writer and composer. Born in 1947 in Ontario, Canada, his work as a writer for Barry Manilow’s talk show and a satirical take on the likes of “America 2-Night” got him three Emmy nominations in the 1970s. He also composed a number of theme songs — for the likes of “The Wheel of Fortune,” “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”

“Growing Pains,” his most popular venture as Dr. Jason Seaver, aired from 1985 to 1992 but his role as a celebrity TV host and guest appearances on shows like “How I Met Your Mother” along with the Netflix series “Fuller House” and the NBC drama “This Is Us” earlier this year kept him busy.

An avid hockey fan, Thicke was a regular at LA Kings games and reportedly also received 30 stitches and lost five teeth after being struck by a puck as he practiced for a celebrity fundraising hockey game.

“I won’t be playing any leading men roles in the next couple of months,” he said in good humor after the accident.

Robin and brother Brennan were Thicke’s sons from his first marriage to Gloria Loring. Thicke has a son with his second wife Gina Tolleson — Carter. He had been married to his third wife, Tanya Callau, since 2005.