Leonardo DiCaprio's Touching Tribute to "Role Model" Alan Thicke
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"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," he wrote. "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. I've seen him a number of times over the years and when Alan Thicke walked in the room, quite frankly, no one was cooler. I miss him already—my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Thicke family during this difficult time," he concluded.
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DiCaprio played Luke Brower on the beloved sitcom, a homeless teen taken in by the Seaver family. A few more of the Seaver family members paid tribute to the late Growing Pains actor, including Kirk Cameron (Mike Seaver) who posted a photo from the show on Instagram, Joanna Kerns (Maggie Seaver), who tweeted out a few messages dedicated to Thicke, and Ashley Johnson (Chrissy Seaver), who also tweeted (and later deleted) a photo of her and the actor together on set.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Johnson's now-deleted post featured a throwback photo of her and Thicke, with a quote from Washington Irving reading, "There is a sacredness in tears...They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."
Our thoughts are with the Thicke family during this time.