Tom_Spangler GRM+ Memberand UberDork
12/13/16 8:17 p.m.

2016 continues to claim celebrities as Thicke dies of an apparent heart attack.

minivan_racer UltraDork
12/13/16 8:22 p.m.

It's apparently a bad deal to be famous and turn 69 in 2016.

dculberson PowerDork
12/13/16 8:26 p.m.

I thought he was hilarious on himym. It was great to see a celebrity not taking themselves too seriously.

captdownshift GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/13/16 8:28 p.m.

The greatest Canadian in history

DeadSkunk UberDork
12/13/16 8:34 p.m.

Passed away while playing hockey. "A good Canadian lad", as Don Cherry would say. RIP

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
12/13/16 8:36 p.m.

Yeah, went out with his skates on, amazing.

TMZ said: Alan played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank. We're told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/13/16 8:43 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk:

Gretzky was babysitting one of his children when he found out he was traded to the Kings

When the great one babysits for you and you go out playing hockey, the game is in your blood and you're legendary for it. Hence my previous comment.

Appleseed MegaDork
12/13/16 8:44 p.m.

If I was a celebrity, I'd be nervous as Hell for the next couple of weeks.

DeadSkunk UberDork
12/13/16 8:48 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift:
Cool story !

Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/13/16 8:57 p.m.

This year continues to suck.

MDJeepGuy New Reader
12/13/16 9:58 p.m.

Think his kid will sing at the funeral?

Hey hey hey... he passed away... he went Today.. woah, oh, oh

jde HalfDork
12/13/16 10:07 p.m.
MDJeepGuy wrote: Think his kid will sing at the funeral? Hey hey hey... he passed away... he went Today.. woah, oh, oh dad flatliiiiined...

EvanR SuperDork
12/13/16 10:56 p.m.

I don't mean to be callous, but it's 72 years since the start of the Baby Boom. It was called the Baby Boom because lots of babies were born.

The average life expectancy in the US is around 79 years. Lots of people will be dying within the next decade or so. Some of them will be famous people. Some famous people like to party hard, especially rockstars.

Keith Richards excepted, partying hard is likely to reduce one's average life span.

So expect a lot of this over the next decade.

z31maniac MegaDork
12/14/16 7:26 a.m.

So that's why I was seeing the meme about there won't be a "Growing Pains" reunion this morning on Facebook.

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
12/14/16 8:43 a.m.
MDJeepGuy wrote: Think his kid will sing at the funeral?

Likely depends on weather he finds something by Marvin Gay that he can...

Edit: Maybe poor timing

Appleseed MegaDork
12/14/16 9:35 a.m.

Marvin Gary?

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