Robin Thicke arranging father’s funeral
Robin Thicke is planning a memorial for his late father.
The 39-year-old singer lost Alan Thicke on Tuesday (13.12.16) after he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter, 19, at a skating rink in Burbank, California aged 69, and the star is calling on some of his Hollywood pals to arrange a tribute to his dad.
A source close to the family told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: "He’s planning a tribute to his dad and has been personally calling some of his dad’s Hollywood friends to get stories and quotes.
"He knows he has to be strong for his brothers, and is focused on making this as easy for Carter as possible.
"[Robin’s] realised that he has to be incredibly strong for his family right now.
"He is focused on honoring his dad, and making this easy on his family."
Alan – who was an actor and was famously known for his roles in the sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ and the 2012 film ‘That’s My Boy’ – also had a 41-year-old son named Brennan who he shared with his first ex-wife Gloria Loring, as well as Carter, who he had with his second ex-wife Gina Tolleson.
His ex-wife Gloria added: "[Alan] loved his family so much. "He was the centerpiece to our family and I can’t imagine going forward. We always had Thanksgiving and Christmas with the big, extended family, and I just can’t imagine how it’s going to be without him."
Just a few hours before his death, Alan was awarded with an Icon award from the Whistler Film Festival.
He tweeted: "Thanks to Whistler Film Fest for the Icon Award. I promise to try and stay iconic. @whisfilmfest #whistlerfilmfest #Icon".