He's the father of a famous son and a famous person in his own right as well -- an accomplished actor and well-known celebrity.
You know him as the father in the hugely successful TV series Growing Pains.
Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69 after suffering a heart attack today, according to reports
The Canadian-born actor was playing hockey with his son when he suffered a heart attack
He was transported to hospital around noon where he was later pronounced dead
He is survived by his wife, Tanya, and three sons, singer and pop star Robin, Brennan and Carter