Carter Thicke: Alan Thicke was ‘the perfect dad’
Alan Thicke’s son Carter has dubbed his late father as the "perfect dad".
The 19-year-old son of the ‘Growing Pains’ star was playing hockey with his dad when the star collapsed at Pickwick Gardens ice skating rink in Burbank, California, last month and later died in hospital, and has now opened up about the final moments he spent with his beloved father.
Speaking to ‘Entertainment Tonight’, Carter said: "The ambulance came and the paramedics had stabilised him and everything seemed fine.
"I got to give him a hug and said, ‘I love you,’ and that was the last time I saw him.
"He was like the perfect dad."
Alan was 69 years old when he passed away from a ruptured aorta after doctors at Providence St. Joseph’s medical facility were unable to successfully perform surgery to open up the area around the heart and the lungs.
Last month, Tanya Callau, Alan’s wife, broke her silence to thank fans for the "outpouring of love" after his funeral.
In a statement, she said: "It is with gut wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief that I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support during this unimaginable time.
"Through tears and smiles our dearest of family and friends came together at our home to celebrate the life of my sweet and devoted husband Alan Thicke. Along with my step sons and our combined extended family, we laid my beloved husband, soul mate and the patriarch of our family to rest. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time of profound mourning."
Her statement came after Alan’s showbiz friends including Bob Saget, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kris Jenner joined the late actor’s family at a memorial service.