Alan Thicke's Death: Celebs, Musicians Pay Tribute to TV Dad

Alan Thicke poses during an interview in Los Angeles in May, 1992.
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Alan Thicke poses during an interview in Los Angeles in May, 1992.

Alan Thicke died Tuesday at the age of 69 after he reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. 

Thicke, best known for his role as the patriarch on the sitcom Growing Pains along with his onscreen son Kirk Cameron, and most recently appeared on Netflix's Fuller House, also hosted a successful daytime talk show in Canada and launched the syndicated Thicke of the Night in 1983. 

Brad Schwartz, President of Pop TV, the home of his unscripted show Unusually Thicke, told THR: "We are deeply saddened to hear of Alan's passing. He was a part of our Pop family and was a tremendous talent. He was also for all who knew him, an amazing father and a true gentleman. We had the privilege to work with America's Favorite Dad and his loss is one that is deeply felt.”

After hearing the news on Tuesday, several friends and colleagues paid tribute online. 


Rest In Peace Alan. ------

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