Robin Thicke pays tribute to his father Alan Thicke: 'The greatest man I ever met'


Robin Thicke paid tribute to his father, the former Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday at the age of 69.

In a conversation with the L.A. Times, the Blurred Lines singer called his father "the greatest man I ever met," and "always a gentleman."

The soul-pop singer confirmed that his father suffered a heart attack while playing hockey in Los Angeles with his son Carter, and that one of his last words was to commend his son on a good shot.

See photos of Robin and Alan Thicke together through the years:

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Alan Thicke and sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke sighted on January 15, 1986 at Bistro Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 11: Alan Thicke, sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke and Joana Kerns attend 16th Annual People Choice Awards on March 11, 1986 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 1986: Actor Alan Thicke and son Robin Thicke attend the opening of singer Olivia Newton-John's new boutique Koala Blue in the Westside Pavilion Mall in June 1986 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 5: Actor Alan Thicke and sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke attending 'ABC TV Affiliates Party' on June 5, 1986 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
GRANADA HILLS, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Alan Thicke and sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke attending 'Benefit Softball Game for Team House' on June 14, 1987 at the Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 17: Actors Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller, Joanna Kerns and Alan Thicke and his sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke attend the 'Like Father, Like Son' Hollywood Premiere on September 17, 1987 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 31: Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke attend Comedy Store 15th Anniversary Party on July 31, 1998 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BURBANK,CA - JUNE 2: Actor Alan Thicke and sons Brennan Thick and Robin Thicke and Actress Joanna Kerns attend the 'Celebration of Tradition' A Gala Event Gathering Warner Bros. Stars on June 2, 1990 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
GROWING PAINS - 'Ben's First Kiss' - Airdate: December 7, 1988. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN THICKE WITH SON ROBIN THICKE
CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Alan Thicke and son Robin Thicke attending 'ABC TV Convention' on June 14, 1990 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
GROWING PAINS - 'Stop, Luke and Listen' - Airdate: September 25, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN THICKE (R) WITH BROTHER TODD THICKE (C) AND SON ROBIN THICKE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Alan Thicke and sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke attending 'And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird' on November 13, 1991 at the Beverly Connection in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke attend Mission Hills Celebrity Sports Invitational on November 29, 1991 at Rancho Mirage in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke attend Mission Hills Celebrity Sports Invitational on November 29, 1991 at Rancho Mirage in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Alan Thicke and son Robin Thicke attending 12th Annual American Comedy Awards on February 22, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO - MAY 7: Actor/producer Alan Thicke exchanges vows with model Tanya Callau during their wedding on May 7, 2005 at The One&Only Pamilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. At right is Thicke's son Robin. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Robin Thicke and his girlfriend, Paula Patton, are on hand to see a showing of Baby Phat's Fall 2003 line at the Tent in Bryant Park on the last day of New York Fashion Week. Robin is the son of actor Alan Thicke. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 30: Alan Thicke, Tanya Callou, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke attends the Opening Night at the 40/40 Club in Las Vegas, NV December 30, 2007. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 30: Actor Alan Thicke (L) and his son, singer Robin Thicke, arrive at the opening of Jay-Z's USD 20 million 40/40 Club, a 24,000-square-foot sports bar and lounge at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino December 30, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 24: Singer Robin Thicke, actor Alan Thicke, wife Tanya Callau Thicke and actress Paula Patton arrive at the World Premiere of 'Swing Vote' at the El Capitan Theatre on July 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 19: Robin Thicke (L) and Alan Thicke attend The Bank nightclub at Bellagio Las Vegas on June 19, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Robin Thicke (L) and Alan Thicke attend the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' U.S. premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton, Tanya Callau and Alan Thicke attend the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' U.S. premiere after party at the Museum of Modern Art on December 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 31: Sabrina Middleton, actress Paula Patton, singer Robin Thicke, actress Tanya Callau and actor Alan Thicke attend NYE hosted by Robin Thicke at The Bank Nightclub, Bellagio Hotel and Casino Resort on December 31, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Alan Thicke (left) and Robin Thicke backstage during the THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! à COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT¨ broadcast Friday, Dec. 6 (10:00 à 11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Alan Thicke (L) and Robin Thicke attend the 'Festival After Dark' With Special Performance By Robin Thicke at Sugar Park City during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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"I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him," the one-time Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singer added. At time of writing, the younger Thicke had yet to share memories of his famous dad on social media.

Thicke was best known for his role on the sitcom Growing Pains and most recently appeared on Netflix's Fuller House. His death has been met with an outpouring of grief from Hollywood and the music community, with the likes of John Legend, paying homage to the late Canadian actor.

He's survived by his sons Brennan, Carter and Robin, as well as his wife, Tanya.
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See photos of Alan Thicke on "Growing Pains":

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GROWING PAINS - 'Ben's First Kiss' - Airdate: December 7, 1988.

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GROWING PAINS - Gallery - Shoot Date: October 14, 1987.

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GROWING PAINS - 'B=MC2' - Airdate: November 30, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'There Must Be a Pony' - Airdate: November 2, 1991.

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'There Must Be a Pony' - Season Seven - 11/2/91

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GROWING PAINS - 'The Big Fix' - Airdate: November 9, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Jason Sings the Blues' - Airdate: October 19, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'The Kid's Still Got It' - Airdate: October 26, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Paper Tigers' - Airdate: October 5, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Stop, Luke and Listen' - Airdate: September 25, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Happy Halloween' - Airdate: October 31, 1990.

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GROWING PAINS - Gallery - Shoot Date: September 28, 1991.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Happy Halloween' - Airdate: October 31, 1990.

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GROWING PAINS - 'The New Deal - Part I' - Airdate: November 8, 1989.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Future Shock' (a.k.a., 'Maggie's Dream') - Airdate: February 21, 1990.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?' - Airdate: November 16, 1988.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Birth of a Seaver' - Airdate: October 26, 1988.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Family Ties' - Airdate: November 2, 1988.

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GROWING PAINS - 'This is Your Life' - Airdate: November 17, 1987.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Big Brother's Not Watching' - Shoot Date: June 5, 1987.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Aloha' - Airdate: September 18, 1987.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Jason and the Cruisers' - Airdate: September 30, 1986.

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GROWING PAINS - 'Charity Begins in the Home' - Airdate: February 18, 1986.

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GROWING PAINS - Pilot - Airdate: September 24, 1985.

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GROWING PAINS - Gallery - Shoot Date: November 20, 1985.

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GROWING PAINS - Gallery - Shoot Date: July 22, 1985.

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