Stars pay tribute to the late Alan Thicke

MANILA, Philippines – Alan Thicke died on Tuesday, December 13, and many took to social media to mourn his loss.

Thicke, known for his role in the '80s sitcom Growing Pains, suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. He was 69 years old.

His 3 sons, Brennan, Carter, and singer Robin Thicke, and his wife Tanya have yet to speak up on his death, but other family members, friends, and fans have remembered him on social media.

Among them are his first wife, Gloria Loring, Robin's mother, who wrote on Facebook: "Dear Friends, 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."

Meanwhile, his former daughter-in-law Paula Patton, and his daughter-in-law Dolly Thicke did not mention Alan directly, but posted quotes and expressed sadness on social media.

Robin's ex-wife Paula posted a quote about life from Mother Teresa. — Paula Patton (@PaulaPattonXO) December 14, 2016

Dolly, Brennan's wife, shared on Facebook that she was devastated.

Alan recently appeared on Netflix's Fuller House, and the stars of the show paid tribute to him, including Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin, and Dave Coulier.

There are no words for how sad this is. What an honor to have been able to work with him. Rest In Peace, Alan. — Andrea Barber (@andreabarber) December 14, 2016

I'm sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away. I've known you since I was 8 years old and so glad I had the pleasure of working with you again so recently on Fuller House. You were a part of my family and hockey family. You will be greatly missed. My heart hurts. A photo posted by Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) on Dec 13, 2016 at 6:28pm PST

Your last tweet. I'm heartbroken — Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 14, 2016

So sad is the passing of Alan Thicke. Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Alan. — bob saget (@bobsaget) December 14, 2016

I'm so sad to hear about the passing of Alan Thicke. RIP Alan. — Lori Loughlin (@LoriLoughlin) December 14, 2016

RIP Alan Thicke. We skated side by side for years. Say hello to Gordie and The Rocket for me. Our Canadian Mounties sketch @jimmykimmel — Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) December 14, 2016

Others stars who have paid tribute to Alan include Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato, John Legend, and many more.

America loved Alan Thicke. I'm so sad he's gone. Sending so much love to his family. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2016


Had the pleasure of meeting Alan Thicke and his amazing wife Tanya a few years back.. my thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 14, 2016


Saddened over the loss of my friend Alan. Condolences to his family. — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 14, 2016

. @Alan_Thicke was always so gracious & kind to me. A very very cool guy. Rest In Peace my friend. God bless this great Canadian! — Joel McHale (@joelmchale) December 14, 2016

RIP Alan Thicke. I grew up watching him and got to know him through Robin. He was always so kind to me. So sad to hear about his passing. — John Legend (@johnlegend) December 14, 2016

sad to learn of Alan Thicke's passing. he was a great friend over the years. thoughts & prayers to his family. — Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 14, 2016

So so sad to hear about the passing of #AlanThicke. Such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Rest in love. — Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) December 14, 2016

Alan Thicke was always the nicest and happiest person in the room. Gone way too soon. Rest In Peace. — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 14, 2016

Alan Thicke, Golden Globe nominee for his role on '80s sitcom 'Growing Pains,' dies at 69. Rest in Peace. — Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 14, 2016

Condolences to the family of @Alan_Thicke. If ever there was a time celebs are thinking about our mortality, 2016 is it. — Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) December 14, 2016

RIP to my brother Alan Thicke. The world has lost an icon. — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 14, 2016

He was the funniest and most thoughtful guy in town. In these Last few months, he reached out. A lot. Always checking in. God just got a great joke writer...if Pryor doesn't take him back first. #alanthicke A photo posted by William Bush (@billybush) on Dec 13, 2016 at 7:16pm PST

I just learned of my friend @Alan_Thicke passing. Our familys were together not that long ago...I owe you an email. Rest In Peace pal. — scott foley (@scottkfoley) December 14, 2016

Rest In Peace Alan. A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Dec 13, 2016 at 7:39pm PST