A Look Back At Alan Thicke's Vancouver Talk Show

Robin Thicke paid tribute to his late father, actor Alan Thicke, early Wednesday with an emotional post on social media. "Let's all rejoice and celebrate the joy he brought to every room", 39-year-old Robin, the famed singer-songwriter behind the hit single "Blurred Lines", said in a post.

The teenager was with his dad, Alan Thicke, when the actor suffered a heart attack that eventually killed him.

Robin - who took to Instagram to speak about the loss of his father - has always shared countless photos of his father on his account. Alan was a generous, kind and loving man.

"I'm in shock", Mapes told the Daily News of Thicke's unexpected passing.

Thicke said the homegrown entertainment industry at the time was underdeveloped and he consistently championed Canadian talent. We love you Alan Thicke.

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DiCaprio had already appeared in several onscreen roles prior to joining Growing Pains' as a kid in 1991, including one season on the first Parenthood series adaptation. "We send condolences to Alan's wife, Tanya, and the rest of his family as well as to his countless friends and the multitudes he entertained". Thicke also composed the classic theme songs for Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, plus at least one theme for Wheel of Fortune.

"My Father passed away today", Thicke wrote on Instagram. The actor was 69 years old. Even if he hadn't been a talk show host for years, Alan Thicke was more talk show host than any actual talk show host, more game show host than most other game show hosts.

Riding onto the stage on a fake Zamboni, he sang all about the country, from its politicians to its celebrities and provinces: "In Canada, we are family, arms open wide, friends you can count on", be belted out onstage in his famous baritone voice. You will be greatly missed.

Thicke also leaves a son, Carter, from his marriage to second wife Gina Tolleson.

  • Megan Austin