Robin Thicke has paid tribute to his father, Alan Thicke, who tragically passed away yesterday at the age of 69.
Alan was rushed to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter.
Sadly the ‘Growing Pains’ actor was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Robin, 39, has since told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that the final thing Alan said was a compliment to his teen son on his impressive hockey technique.
Speaking of his dad, he dubbed Alan the “greatest man I have ever met” and “always a gentleman”.
He added: “The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure.
“I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.”
Carter took to social media to pay tribute to his dad, sharing a photo on Instagram and adding: “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.”
A host of celebrities have also come forward to pay their respects to Alan, with his ‘Fuller House’ co-star, Bob Saget, sharing: “So sad is the passing of Alan Thicke. Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend.
“He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Alan.”
Ellen DeGeneres added: “America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.”
And John Legend, who met Alan through Robin, shared: “RIP Alan Thicke. I grew up watching him and got to know him through Robin. He was always so kind to me. So sad to hear about his passing”