Such a devastating loss....and right around Christmas.
'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke suffered a 'ruptured aorta', which ultimately led to his death.
While playing hockey with son Carter, Alan was said to be complaining about chest pains, before collapsing. He was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
He was only 69 years old.
PopGoesTheArts continues to send Alan's family love and support during this time.