Hollywood Reacts to Sudden Death of ‘Growing Pains’ Dad Alan Thicke: ‘An Icon’

“Rest in peace, dear Alan,” Bob Saget wrote on Twitter

Last Updated: December 13, 2016 @ 7:24 PM

The sudden death of former “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke brought an outpouring of tributes from Hollywood late Tuesday.

Thicke, 69, died of a heart attack after playing hockey with his son, Carter.

“RIP to my brother Alan Thicke,” Russell Simmons wrote on Twitter. “The world has lost an icon.”

“Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed,” “Fuller House” co-star Bob Saget wrote.

Actress Gloria Loring, who was married to Thicke from 1970 to 1984 and is mother to Robin and Brennan Thicke said: “Thank you for your kindness concerning Alan Thicke’s passing. It is a shock. We were all just together for Thanksgiving. He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest In Peace, dear one.”

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Alan’s passing,” Brad Schwartz, President of Pop TV, said in a statement to TheWrap. “He was a part of our Pop family and was a tremendous talent. He was also for all who knew him, an amazing father and a true gentleman. We had the privilege to work with America’s Favorite Dad and his loss is one that is deeply felt.”

Twitter was quickly filled with other messages from celebrities.