Celebrities React To News Of Alan Thicke's Untimely Death
Alan Thicke, beloved TV actor and star of “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter. He was 69.
Thicke’s agent, Tracy Mapes, confirmed his death to The Huffington Post.
“He was charming, witty, talented, an icon,” Mapes said in a statement. “I was so blessed to have him in my life. Today is a very sad day.”
Celebrities who knew and loved Alan took to Twitter to remember the actor and share their condolences.
His former daughter-in-law, Paula Patton, who was married to his son Robin Thicke, shared a quote attributed to Mother Teresa shortly after the news broke:
See more celebrity remembrances below:
Had the pleasure of meeting Alan Thicke and his amazing wife Tanya a few years back.. my thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP 😔
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 14, 2016
sad to learn of Alan Thicke’s passing. he was a great friend over the years. thoughts & prayers to his family.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 14, 2016
So so sad to hear about the passing of #AlanThicke. Such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Rest in love. ❤️
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) December 14, 2016
Rest in peace Alan Thicke – You brought so much light, love and humor to the world! Deeply grateful for your friendship and wisdom.
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) December 14, 2016
So tragic to hear the news of the passing of Alan Thicke. God Bless his family at this tough time.
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) December 14, 2016
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.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 14, 2016
America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2016
I’m so sad to hear about the passing of Alan Thicke. RIP Alan. 😢
— Lori Loughlin (@LoriLoughlin) December 14, 2016
I just learned of my friend @Alan_Thicke passing. Our familys were together not that long ago…I owe you an email. Rest In Peace pal.
— scott foley (@scottkfoley) December 14, 2016
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.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 14, 2016
Alan Thicke was always the nicest and happiest person in the room. Gone way too soon. Rest In Peace.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 14, 2016
Alan Thicke was a truly lovable guy. Happy I knew him. Sad that he’s gone. Heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends. RIP
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) December 14, 2016
I’m shocked to hear about Allan Thicke. He was a good man who gave me some big breaks in my early days. I’ll miss you buddy.
— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) December 14, 2016
Saddened over the loss of my friend Alan. Condolences to his family.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 14, 2016