UPDATE: Alan Thicke's Son, Robin Thicke, Pays Tribute To His Father
Alan Thicke‘s son Robin Thicke honored his father’s legacy with a touching tribute on Instagram, which you can see for yourself below. Other famous faces, including Nicki Minaj, Drake and Nas, who also remembered the late Growing Pains actor.
Original story below.
Alan Thicke has passed away at the age of 69 in Burbank, California. Thicke suffered a heart attack as he played hockey with his son Carter. He was pronounced dead at the hospital he was transported to. Thicke was widely known for his role on the ’80s ABC sitcom Growing Pains, which ran for seven seasons and was recently on Netflix’s show Fuller House. Thicke was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada on March 1, 1947. Although known primarily for his acting Thicke was also a singer and songwriter.
He composed the theme songs to multiple shows including: Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life along with the themes for TV game shows like The Wizard of Odds, The Joker’s Wild, Celebrity Sweepstakes, The Diamond Head Game, Animal Crack-Ups, Blank Check, Stumpers!, Whew!, and others. Thicke also wrote popular songs such as “Sara” for Bill Champlin. Alan Thicke is survived by his wife Tanya and three sons Brennan, Carter and the famed singer Robin.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter