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Social media reacts to actor Alan Thicke's death

Posted at 9:29 PM, Dec 13, 2016

Social media lit up Tuesday night with tributes to legendary TV actor Alan Thicke, after news of his death began circling the web.

The 69-year-old’s death was first reported by TMZ, which said the Canadian-born actor died suddenly of a heart attack.

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Celebrities and fans subsequently took to Twitter to honor Thicke, best known for his role as the father on “Growing Pains.”

See some of the heartfelt tweets below.