Alan Thicke passed away at 69 years old yesterday, December 13th. Reports indicate he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter.
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it’s finest. I have never known a more kind, loving, hairy, and generous person in my life and I am forever grateful for the light that this man brought to my life and so many others. You will be missed every second of every day. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time.
He was well known on-screen but he also wrote and even sang in several TV theme songs:
1973: ‘The Wizard of Odds’ – This was the first theme song Alan Thicke wrote.
1975: The original ‘Wheel of Fortune’ theme song – it’s changed many times since, but this was THE original.
1978: ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ – Not only did Alan Thicke write this one, he also sang it!
1979: ‘The Facts of Life’ – from the Different Strokes Spinoff Sitcom
1987: ‘Animal Crackups’ – he was also hostedshow’s ‘wacky celebrity game show.’