Alan Thicke’s Son Carter Posts Heartfelt Tribute to His Late Father: ‘Today I Lost My Best Friend and My Idol’

Alan Thicke’s son Carter posted a heartfelt tribute to his late dad on Instagram hours after he died on Tuesday, December 13.

The 19-year-old, who was playing a game of hockey with Alan when the beloved actor suffered a fatal heart attack, took to social media to express his sadness at his father’s death.

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“Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it's finest,” he captioned a smiling photo of him and the Growing Pains star.

“I have never known a more kind, loving, hairy, and generous person in my life and I am forever grateful for the light that this man brought to my life and so many others. You will be missed every second of every day. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time.”

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Carter’s older brother and “Blurred Lines” singer Robin confirmed reports that Alan suffered a fatal heart attack while enjoying a game of hockey with his teenage son.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Robin called his father “the greatest man I ever met,” and said the showbiz veteran was “always a gentleman.”

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Hollywood went into mourning over the 69-year-old’s sudden death with hoards of stars paying tribute to him.

His rep told Us Weekly: "Alan's sudden passing has been confirmed. At present we have no further details.”

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