Alan Thicke’s passing came as a shocking and heartbreaking addition to a long list of famous names lost in 2016. The Growing Pains star and go-to guy for your weird nostalgic cameo in any number of comedy shows. It’s a damn shame to lose the guy, especially in such a sudden nature. Hollywood shared their thoughts about Thicke, including a goodbye from his son Robin Thicke, but one of the truly touching might be from his youngest TV son: Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio posted his thoughts on Facebook, heaping praise on his late television father and trying to capture the kind of guy Thicke was away from the cameras:
Alan was a devoted father, husband, friend and role model. He knew how to harness the power of the entertainment industry to be a positive influence in so many lives – including mine. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Alan early in my career. He had tremendous class, a huge heart, and he taught me and so many others the valuable lessons about humility and gratitude.