'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dead at 69

Thicke was the star of the '80s sitcom.

— -- Alan Thicke, the actor best known for his starring role in the 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains," died Tuesday at age 69.

He was also known for hosting TV variety broadcasts. Most recently, he was the television spokesman for Optima Tax Relief.

The actor's death sparked an outpouring of grief from Hollywood.