Forever remembered. Alan Thicke, one of TV’s most beloved dads, suddenly died at the age of 69 on Tuesday, December 13, and his former costars and Hollywood friends were quick to mourn the actor and express their shock and grief on social media.
The Growing Pains alum was reportedly playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter, when he died of a heart attack, according to TMZ. “Alan’s sudden passing has been confirmed,” his rep told Us Weekly in a statement, shortly after a source confirmed to Us that Alan’s son, singer Robin Thicke, had rushed to his father’s side. “At present, we have no further details,” Thicke’s rep said.
Thicke’s costars Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin and Candace Cameron Burre, who recently filmed alongside the actor in the Fuller House reboot, took to Twitter and Instagram to pay their respects to the showbiz veteran. While Ellen DeGeneres, Alyssa Milano, Ryan Seacrest, Dane Cook, Demi Lovato, Olivia Munn and more stars also expressed their loss on social media.
Read the reactions below:
— Paula Patton (@PaulaPattonXO) 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
Alan Thicke was always the nicest and happiest person in the room. Gone way too soon. Rest In Peace.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 14, 2016
Condolences to my dude @robinthicke & the entire Thicke family for their loss. #RIP to the late great #AlanThicke
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) December 14, 2016
RIP Alan Thicke who was a great talent and a genuine person. #everyonesdad
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) December 14, 2016
So so sad to hear about the passing of #AlanThicke. Such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Rest in love. ❤️
— om (@oliviamunn) December 14, 2016
Rest in peace Alan Thicke – You brought so much light, love and humor to the world! Deeply grateful for your friendship and wisdom.
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) December 14, 2016
So tragic to hear the news of the passing of Alan Thicke. God Bless his family at this tough time.
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) 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
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
sad to learn of Alan Thicke’s passing. he was a great friend over the years. thoughts & prayers to his family.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 14, 2016
i am in shock, dear alan thicke just passed away, so so bummed, i love that gentleman, he has always been such a noble guy, such a loss.
— Corin Nemec (@imcorinnemec) December 14, 2016
Condolences to the family of @Alan_Thicke. If ever there was a time celebs are thinking about our mortality, 2016 is it.
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) 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
RIP Alan Thicke. We skated side by side for years. Say hello to Gordie and The Rocket for me. Our Canadian Mounties sketch @jimmykimmel pic.twitter.com/YE5SiFRtsf
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) December 14, 2016
RIP Alan Thicke. pic.twitter.com/PrfaG2Vg4T
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) December 14, 2016
Just heard the news about @Alan_Thicke so very sad! He will surely be missed! One of the greats! #ripalanthicke
— Beverley Mitchell (@beverleymitchel) December 14, 2016
.@Alan_Thicke was always so gracious & kind to me. A very very cool guy. Rest In Peace my friend. God bless this great Canadian!
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) December 14, 2016
RIP Alan Thicke. He was an amazing actor, director, song writer, producer, and performer but most importantly, Alan was an incredible father and loving husband. His wife Tanya, @tanyathicke is a dear friend of mine and she loved and adore him the way every man only dreams of being treated. Please keep Tanya and their family in your prayers.
Rest well @Alan_Thicke. A great TV dad…you will be missed. #Ripalanthicke
— Will Friedle (@willfriedle) December 14, 2016
I am incredibly sad to hear about the passing of my friend @Alan_Thicke He was always helping others. Thoughts & prayers to Tanya and family
— Dennis Haskins (@mrbelding) December 14, 2016
RIP Alan Thicke. Can’t believe it. Honor to have known you and to been able to work with you.
— Patrick Shriver (@PSchwarzenegger) December 14, 2016
I am so saddened to hear the horrible news. @Alan_Thicke was the nicest dude in the world. So much love to him and the family. Rip ❤️❤️❤️
— brett dier (@Brettdier) December 14, 2016
Now Alan Thicke…
Can we get a do-over on 2016? Too many good people lost and way too many bad people getting lucky…
RIP Dr. Seaver ??
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) December 14, 2016
There are no words for how sad this is. What an honor to have been able to work with him. Rest In Peace, Alan. ❤️? https://t.co/gVaDcpLRqO
— Andrea Barber (@andreabarber) December 14, 2016
RIP to the man who wrote #thefactsoflife theme song, my co-host of the radio show TalkZone & a true gentleman of our business #AlanThicke
— Mindy Cohn (@MindyCohn) December 14, 2016
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