Departed

Robin Thicke speaks out on his father Alan Thicke's sudden death

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Alan Thicke was remembered by his friends, family and fellow actors in Hollywood. The "Growing Pains" star died Tuesday of a heart attack.

His son Robin Thicke told the Los Angeles Times his father was "the greatest man I ever met" and "always a gentleman."

"The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure," Robin Thicke said. "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him."

Alan Thicke's son Carter, who was with him when he had a heart attack, shared his thoughts on Twitter.

Kirk Cameron, who played Alan Thicke's son on "Growing Pains" said he was shocked by the news of his former co-star's death.

"I spent Monday through Friday for seven important years with Alan Thicke as my 'TV dad,'" Cameron said in a statement. "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."

Thicke's TV daughter Tracey Gold told FOX411, "I am in absolute shock and so unbelievably sad... I looked up to Alan admired him greatly. I always listened to his advice and wisdom. He was so kind and warm and always made me laugh... I am so honored to have been his daughter for seven beautiful years." 

Fox News' Blanche Johnson contributed to this report.

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