Scoop: RIP Alan Thicke — we’ll always remember Dr. Seaver

Just hours before his death, sitcom actor Alan Thicke tweeted about liking his current project, "Fuller House." (Courtesy Twitter)

Perhaps New Jersey social media pro and pop culture nerd Vicki Marziale said it best on Twitter: “First Carol Brady, now Jason Seaver. Not a good year to be a classic TV parent.”

Just weeks after the death of Florence Henderson (the beloved “Brady Bunch” mom), comes the death of Alan Thicke, best known as Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains.” More recently, he was on “Fuller House.”

Hours before his death, he tweeted, “Fuller House looking good. I even like the ones I’m not in!”

Thick, 69, had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was taken to a Burbank hospital, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon, TMZ reported.

The versatile, Canadian-born artist was a composer and music producer before hosting his own talk show in Canada from 1980 to 1983. Later, he hosted game shows.

He is survived by his wife Tanya and adult children Brennan, Carter and Robin Thicke, the R&B star. He was previously married to Gloria Loring and Gina Tolleson.

DONALD AND KANYE POW-WOW

So what happened during the meeting of America’s most egotistical minds?

A few hours after Kanye West met President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, the rap star (in recovery from a recent mental breakdown), said on Twitter: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change. These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”

We can’t argue.

The New York Times, which talked to Trump, said he told reporters that he and West “have been friends for a long time” and they “discussed life” during their get-together.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 28. … Singer Beth Orton is 46. … Actress Dee Wallace is 68. … Talent agent Michael Ovitz is 70.

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