EntertainmentCelebrities Robin Thicke: Dad Alan Thicke was 'best friend I ever had' Robin Thicke posted this picture, with late father Alan Thick, in March 2016 on his Instagram account. "Thicke Boys. Great Bday!" Photo Credit: @robinthicke via Instagram By Keira Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org Updated December 15, 2016 11:39 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Robin Thicke paid tribute on Wednesday to his father, “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke, who died the day before. “My Father passed away today,” the 39-year-old musician wrote on Instagram. “He was the best man I ever knew. The best friend I ever had. Let’s all rejoice and celebrate the joy he brought to every room he was in. We love you Alan Thicke. Thank you for your love. Love, your grateful son.” Alan Thicke died on Tuesday, suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with younger son, Carter Thicke, 19. In the wake of the news, there’s been an outpouring of love for the star from the entertainment community, including Bob Saget, Alyssa Milano, John Legend, Olivia Munn and more. By Keira Alexander email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.