Heartfelt Condolence! Canadian Actor Alan Thicke Dies at the Age of 69, Take a Look at the Reactions from his Grieved Wife and Son
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth B- 1947-03-01, D- 2016-12-13
- Nationality Canadian
- Birth Place Kirkland Lake, Canada
- Profession Actor
- Birth Name Alan Willis Jeffrey
- Zodiac Sign Pisces
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father William Jeffrey
- Mother Joan Thicke
- Brother/s Todd Thicke
- Sister/s Joanne Thicke
- Son/s Robin Thicke, Brennan Thicke, Carter Thicke
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Tanya Callau (m. 2005–2016)
- Divorce/Split Yes (Twice)
- Wedding Date May 7, 2005
- Ex-Wife Gina Tolleson (m. 1994–1999), Gloria Loring (m. 1970–1986)
- Gay No
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $40 Million
- Career 1969–2016
- High School Elliot Lake Secondary School
- College University of Western Ontario
- Height/ How Tall? 6' (1.83 m)
- Weight N/A
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black & White
- Eye Color Brown
His death was confirmed by Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, said in an email that the actor died due to a heart attack when he and his younger son Carter was playing hockey.
Alan Thicke and his younger son Carter had reportedly been at the Pickwick Ice skating rink in Burbank at the time of the incident, and that one of the last things he spoke was a compliment to his son on a nice shot. Thicke was then transported to a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday afternoon and later pronounced dead.
Thicke had recently appeared on the Netflix sequel Fuller House. Robin Thicke, Grammy Award-nominated singer, told The Los Angeles time calling him the 'greatest man I ever met' and 'always a gentleman.'
'I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.'
Moreover, he added that his father was an inspiration for his musical career. He said:
'The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure.'
His ex-wife Gloria Loring, who is singer and Days of our Lives star also expressed shock regarding Thicke’s death and said to Us daily:
“Thank you for your kindness concerning Alan Thicke's passing. It is a shock. We were all just together for Thanksgiving,”
Moreover, she added:
“He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest in Peace, dear one.”
Thicke’s youngest 19-year-old son Carter tweeted that he lost his “best friend and my idol.”
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
Moreover, Condolences has been flying all over twitter as it reads:
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
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
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
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
Loring and Alan were married during the time interval from 1970 to 1983 and also share children Brennan, 41 as well as "Blurred Lines" singer, 39.
The veteran TV actor also shares son Carter with second wife, ex-wife Gina Tolleson. Alan was survived by his third wife, Tanya, whom he married back in 2005. We are sorry to hear the passing of legendary Alan Thicke. We would like to express heartful condolences to Alan's family our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this hard time.