Robin Thicke, Carter Thicke, fans and loved ones of former “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke are mourning the loss of the beloved TV dad this morning. Thicke passed away Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter.
Both Robin and Carter took to social media to express their grief following the tragic news.
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it's finest. 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.
Alan Thicke’s “Fuller House” family also expressed their sadness on Twitter and Instagram.
Thicke was a regular at the ice skating rink. Thicke reportedly complained of chest pain before feeling nauseous and vomiting while warming up with Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon where he later died.