Celebrities React To News of Alan Thicke’s Unexpected Death At 69

Alan Thicke has died at age 69. Thicke who was best known for his role on “Growing Pains” suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter. His older son Robin Thicke called his father the greatest man he ever met. And Kirk Cameron, who played his son on the 1980s TV series “Growing Pains” called Thicke a “generous, kind and loving man.” Celebrities are also remembering Thicke on social media:

Ellen DeGeneres: “America loved Alan Thicke. I’m so sad he’s gone. Sending so much love to his family.”

Larry King: “So sorry to hear of the passing of Alan Thicke. A wonderful talent, a wonderful man.”

Bob Saget: “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.”

Demi Lovato: “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.”

Alyssa Milano: “Alan Thicke was always the nicest and happiest person in the room. Gone way too soon. Rest In Peace.”

Olivia Munn: “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.”

Marlee Matlin: “I am saddened at the news of #GrowingPains Alan Thicke’s passing. My daughter and I just saw him! RIP dear friend and gentleman.”

Ed Helms: “Rest in peace Alan Thicke – You brought so much light, love and humor to the world! Deeply grateful for your friendship and wisdom.”

Ryan Seacrest: “Sad to learn of Alan Thicke’s passing. he was a great friend over the years. thoughts & prayers to his family.”

Howie Mandel: “I’m shocked to hear about Alan Thicke. He was a good man who gave me some big breaks in my early days. I’ll miss you, buddy.”

William Shatner: “Saddened over the loss of my friend Alan. Condolences to his family.”

Candace Cameron Bure (whose brother Kirk Cameron played Thicke’s son on Growing Pains) wrote, “I’m sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away. I’ve known you since I was 8 years old and so glad I had the pleasure of working with you again so recently on Fuller House. You were a part of my family and hockey family. You will be greatly missed. My heart hurts.”

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