Belfast Telegraph

Leonardo DiCaprio and Robin Thicke gather for Alan Thicke memorial

Alan Thicke's sons Robin, Brennan, and Carter were also in attendance.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Saget, and Kirk Cameron gathered to honour Alan Thicke's life at a memorial on Sunday (18Dec16).

The veteran star passed away on 13 December (16) after suffering a heart attack, and on Sunday, friends and family members joined forces to pay tribute at an event at his home in Carpinteria, north of Los Angeles.

Guests also included his other Growing Pains castmembers Joanna Kerns and Tracey Gold, while Alan's sons Robin, Brennan and Carter were also in attendance.

"Tonight's memorial for Alan was just about perfect," a family member wrote on Instagram after the service. "So much family and so many historic friends came out to remember our beloved father-figure. Speaking for Alan so beautifully was (I'm realising now) an all-star cast."

The post continued, "We heard from our own Robin Thicke who brought up all dear dad's best friends, Bob Saget, Bill Maher, Alex Trebec (sic) who I had no idea had such old deep ties to our family, the entire cast of Growing Pains including Leo and Kirk Cameron who I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time, along with his wife who became an instant friend (sic)."

Singer Robin previously paid tribute to his late father, telling the Los Angeles Times he was "the greatest man I ever met", adding he was "always a gentleman".

"I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him," he added.

Leonardo also honoured his former Growing Pains co-star, insisting he was lucky to have known Thicke.

"Alan was a devoted father, husband, friend and role model," he wrote on Facebook following Alan's unexpected passing. "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..."

© Cover Media

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph