America’s Dad Alan Thicke is being remembered by family, friends and fans all over the internet. The Growing Pains actor tragically and suddenly passed on Tuesday from a heart attack while playing hockey with his son.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Robin Thicke, Alan’s son, opened up saying his father was “the greatest man I ever met.”
Robin was also quoted saying:
“The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure, I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.”
Additionally, Carter Thicke, Alan’s son who was with him on the day he died tweeted:
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it’s finest. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time. pic.twitter.com/ZQd2NZMTx4
— Carter Thicke (@CarterThicke) December 14, 2016
Kirk Cameron, the actor who played Alan’s son on Growing Pains also voiced his grief:
“I spent Monday through Friday for seven important years with Alan Thicke as my ‘TV dad, I’m shocked and truly heartbroken today at the news of his death. Alan was a generous, kind and loving man. I am so blessed to have grown up with him.”
Other celebrities took to twitter expressing their memories and their own personal grief on the loss of Alan Thicke:
I’m so sad to hear about the passing of Alan Thicke. RIP Alan. 😢
— Lori Loughlin (@LoriLoughlin) December 14, 2016
RIP to my brother Alan Thicke. The world has lost an icon. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/zIK0hzjihK
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 14, 2016
Saddened over the loss of my friend Alan. Condolences to his family.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 14, 2016
RIP Alan Thicke who was a great talent and a genuine person. #everyonesdad
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) December 14, 2016
To my @WifeSwap partner…I’ll miss you. RIP Alan Thicke
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) December 14, 2016
RIP Alan Thicke. I grew up watching him and got to know him through Robin. He was always so kind to me. So sad to hear about his passing.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 14, 2016
Had the pleasure of meeting Alan Thicke and his amazing wife Tanya a few years back.. my thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP 😔
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 14, 2016
America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2016
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) December 14, 2016
So sad #AlanThicke always made me laugh we recently worked and laughed together “live for today it can be gone tomorrow” Goodbye Alan!
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) December 14, 2016
So sad is the passing of Alan Thicke. Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Alan.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 14, 2016
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) December 14, 2016
Rest in peace Alan Thicke, you will be missed!