Robin Thicke has broken his silence after the sudden death of his father, Alan Thicke.
Alan Thicke, who shot to fame in the 80s as Jason Seaver in Growing Pains, suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter.
Along with sons Carter and Brennan, he was also the father of singer Robin Thicke.
The singer remembered his father as “the greatest man I ever met” and “always a gentleman,” he told the LA Times.
Robin also took to Instagram to speak about the heartbreaking loss of his father.
“My Father passed away today,” Thicke wrote on Instagram. “He was the best man I ever knew. The best friend I ever had. Let’s all rejoice and celebrate the joy he brought to every room he was in. We love you Alan Thicke. Thank you for the love. Love, your grateful son.”
Carter Thicke, who was playing hockey with his father when he suffered a heart attack, took to Twitter on Tuesday night to pay tribute to his father.
“Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of its finest,” he wrote. “You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time.”
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it’s finest. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time. pic.twitter.com/ZQd2NZMTx4
— Carter Thicke (@CarterThicke) December 14, 2016
Thicke leaves behind his wife, Callau, and sons Brennan, Robin and Carter.