Paying tribute to his father, Robin, the Blurred Lines singer said that, "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him." He further added that his father was an inspiration for his own musical career. "The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure," said the Grammy award nominated-singer.
In 1988, Mr Thicke's work in the show Growing Pains earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe for the best performance by an actor in a television series. He has also hosted popular television events, including the Emmy Awards.
Many, including popular television host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres shared their grief on Mr Thicke's death on Twitter.
America loved Alan Thicke. I'm so sad he's gone. Sending so much love to his family.? Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2016
The National Hockey League tweeted: "The NHL family is sad to learn of the passing of longtime hockey fan Alan Thicke."
The NHL family is sad to learn of the passing of longtime hockey fan Alan Thicke. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/5ADyWRksuf? NHL (@NHL) December 14, 2016
Also a popular composer, Mr Thicke has wrote songs for popular television shows like Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life . He was all set to appear in Fuller House, a remake of the popular 1990s family sitcom produced by Netflix. In 2013, Mr Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
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