Robin Thicke Devastated By Father’s Sudden Death
Robin Thicke was blindsided when his father Alan Thicke died suddenly this week.
The “Blurred Lines” singer — who is Thicke’s second oldest son — posted a tribute to father after he suffered a heart attack and died while playing hockey with Robin’s younger brother Tuesday. (RELATED: Alan Thicke Dead At 69)
“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 your love. Love, your grateful son.”
Alan Thicke was best known for his role as Dr. Jason Seaver on the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains.”
During an interview two years ago, he said he had a very close relationship with his three sons.
“I’m in touch with or engaged with at least one of them every single day,” he told the Huffington Post. “Worst case scenario it’s every third day for any one of those kids.”
“If you’ve been involved with them as kids, you’ll be involved with them until the day you die. In fact the stakes just get higher. Instead of deciding what movie you are going to see or how late they can stay out, as adults now you’re dealing with their careers, their health, their own children, their marriages, their finances — everything about their lives.”
“My advice to Robin is listen to your heart, do what you feel. Follow your heart in love and marriage as you would in careers and you’ll be fine. Robin has a great heart. He’s a fabulous father. He obviously followed his heart in creating and devoting an entire album to Paula and I believe you can’t go wrong that way.”