Alan Thicke died after his aorta artery tore then ruptured last week, according to his death certificate released Wednesday.
The details emerged after the “Growing Pains” star died Dec. 13 at 69. He was buried Monday in Santa Barbara, California.
The Canadian actor had enjoyed a lengthy career on both sides of the border working as a songwriter and talk show host.
His cause of death was determined by a doctor and no autopsy was performed.