Thicke, widely known for his role as Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, passed away on Tuesday. He was 69. The actor suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter, the Los Angeles Times confirmed.
Now, as friends, family and fans alike take to social media to remember the late actor, we’re taking a look at some of Thicke’s final television scenes.
The 69-year-old joined the cast of Fuller House recently, playing an older gentleman named Mike on the Netflix show. In the season two episode titled Mom Interference, Matt’s (John Brotherton) young, eager girlfriend sets DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) up on a date with Mike — much to the dismay of DJ who is thrown off by the age difference.
Mike’s habit of beginning each sentence with, “Mike here,” doesn’t help either.
The episode aired last week.
Bure wrote of Thicke’s appearance on the show in an Instagram post following his death.
“I’m sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away,” she wrote on Tuesday. “I’ve known you since I was 8 years old and so glad I had the pleasure of working with you again so recently on Fuller House. You were a part of my family and hockey family. You will be greatly missed. My heart hurts.”
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Thicke appeared in the show’s September pilot episode, playing himself — as the estranged father of Kevin’s TV show character (played by Justin Hartley).
He appeared in the NBC dramedy opposite Hartley in which he congratulates Kevin, a wanna-be actor, on a perfect scene — only to watch officials tell Kevin to dumb the scene down and go shirtless.
Hartley, 39, gushed about working with the legendary actor in a tweet, calling Thicke his “idol.” After the man’s death, Hartley remembered Thicke in an Instagram post, uploading a photo of himself with the actor on set.
“I grew up watching and loving Alan Thicke on television and was lucky enough to get to work with him recently,” Hartley captioned a photo of the duo on the show’s set. “We became friends. What a great talent and a wonderful spirit. He will be missed by all of us. Rest in peace.”
In April, Thicke appeared in the now-canceled Fox show alongside John Stamos. He chatted with Stamos’ character, Jimmy, during the episode in which Jimmy threw himself a second 50th birthday party.
Thicke gushed about the role — and working with Stamos — in a January tweet.
“Filming ‘Grandfathered’ today. As myself: the role i was born to play. #stamos-lover,” he wrote.
Thicke lent his talents to the Fox horror-comedy in its first season, playing the father of obnoxious frat boy Chad Radwell (played by Glen Powell).
“You’re trash, Chanel. Which means your family’s trash too. And Ill tell you one thing right now: you will never get your hands on the Radwell fortune,” he says.