Robin Thicke's publicist was the first to confirm Alan Thicke's death yesterday. Now the singer is paying tribute to his dad, whom he says had a fatal heart attack while playing hockey with his younger son, Carter.
The "Blurred Lines" crooner praised the Growing Pains actor as "the greatest man I've ever met" in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. He added that his 69-year-old father was "always a gentleman" who was "beloved" by his family.
“The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure,” Thicke shared. “I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.”
Carter Thicke, who was with the Canadian-born star when he died, also spoke out about his love for his father.
"Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it's finest," the 19-year-old wrote alongside a photo of him and Thicke. "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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