Robin Thicke Pays Tribute to His Father Alan Thicke: 'The Greatest Man I Ever Met'

Robin Thicke paid tribute to his father, the former Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, who died suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 69.

In a conversation with the L.A. Times, the Blurred Lines singer called his dad “the greatest man I ever met,” and “always a gentleman.”

The soul-pop recording artist confirmed that his father suffered a heart attack while playing hockey in Los Angeles with his son Carter, and that one of his last words was to commend the teenager on a good shot.

The one-time Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping artist said he had "closure" with his dad, who was an inspiration and big supporter of Robin's career in music: “I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.”  At time of writing, Robin Thicke had yet to share memories of his much-loved dad on social media. 

Thicke was best known for his role on the sitcom Growing Pains and most recently appeared on Netflix's Fuller House. His death has been met with an outpouring of grief from Hollywood and the music community, with the likes of John Legend, Demi Lovato, William Shatner and Chaka Khan paying homage to the late Canadian actor. 

He's survived by his sons Brennan, Carter and Robin, as well as his wife, Tanya.


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