Growing Pains' Kirk Cameron Remembers TV Dad Alan Thicke
“I spent Monday through Friday for seven important years with Alan Thicke as my “TV dad.” I’m shocked and truly heartbroken today at the news of his death. Alan was a generous, kind and loving man. I am so blessed to have grown up with him. Chelsea and I send our love and prayers to his family tonight. We will cherish the memories… ‘sharing the laughter and love,’” Kirk wrote on Instagram.
Growing Pains was a beloved sitcom that ran from 1985-1992. Alan played the role of Jason Seaver on the show, and reprise the role on two separate TV movies in the 2000s.
Alan passed away on Tuesday (December 13) after suffering a heart attack during while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter.