Robin Thicke paid tribute to his father Alan Thicke, who passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday (Dec. 13) at 69 years-old.

In an interview with the L.A. Times, the "Blurred Lines" singer called his dad "the greatest man I ever met" and says the actor who played Jason Seaver on the hit 80s sitcom, Growing Pains, was "always a gentleman."

Alan Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing tennis with his 19 year-old son, Carter. Robin says that he got "closure" with his dad, who was always a big supporter of his music career.

“I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him," Robin said in the interview.

Thicke was best known for his role on Growing Pains but had returned to television on Netflix's Fuller Houser, a reboot of another popular 80s sitcom, Full House. 

He's survived by his sons Brennan, Carter and Robin, as well as his wife, Tanya.


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