Proud fans note Thicke, an NHL fanatic, died playing hockey with his son in Hollywood.
Stunned Canadians are coming together on social media to mourn the sudden death of Alan Thicke, a homegrown star whose legend will only grow on news he died on Tuesday (Dec. 13) playing hockey in Los Angeles with his son.
"He was one of the good guys in Hollywood. We'll miss u on the ice!," a saddened Jason Priestley of Beverly Hills 90210 fame said in praise of Thicke on his Twitter account. The Canadian-born entertainer, an NHL fanatic and all-round sports fan, was also remembered for naming one of his three sons after two baseball legends, former Toronto Blue Jays player Joe Carter, and ex-Montreal Expos player Gary Carter.
“Alan even named his youngest son after me, Carter Thicke. Tonya, Carter, Robin my prayers are with you all," Blue Jays World Series hero Joe Carter said in a tweet. Canadian songstress Anne Murray on her Twitter account said she was "shocked & devastated at the news of Alan Thicke's death. A friend for many years, he wrote & produced so many of my TV Specials."