Although the month of December is supposed to be filled exclusively with holiday cheer, we’ve unfortunately just received some sad news: Canadian actor Alan Thicke (and patriarch of our childhood favorite, Growing Pains) passed away yesterday from a heart attack.
And now, celebrities are reacting to Thicke’s death on social media; many of whom grew up watching him on their TVs just like the rest of us.
And of course, they continued to watch him in the various TV shows that followed (he was on an episode of Fuller House super recently). Along with these celebs, our hearts are breaking for Thicke’s family, which includes singer Robin Thicke and TV writer Todd Thicke.
And Thicke’s son Robin posted this emotional tribute to his dad, which melted us completely.
Thicke will be remembered for not only his talent as a performer, but how gracious and humble he was; always full of good humor and respect for his colleagues.
We could literally spend all day updating these Tweets, because outpourings of love for Thicke are coming in by the bucketload.
We’re sending SO much freaking love to Thicke’s family and friends. We know that Alan’s legacy will continue forever. P.S. – if you feel like watching a few episodes of Growing Pains…that’s our plan, too.
H/T: Entertainment Weekly