Singer Robin Thicke's father, actor Alan Thicke, has died aged 69

Robin Thicke has paid tribute to his father, Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, following his death aged 69.

The actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Robin’s publicist Carleen Donovan said.

The Blurred Lines singer told the Los Angeles Times his father was “the greatest man I ever met” and “always a gentleman”.

He confirmed that Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter, and that one of the last things he said was a compliment to his son on a nice shot, the Los Angeles Times said.

“The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure,” the star said.

“I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him.”

Alan Thicke starred as Dr Jason Seaver in the ABC series Growing Pains, which aired from 1985 until 1992.

The Canadian-born actor had a prolific career, including cameos in recent years on the comedy How I Met Your Mother.

Celebrity website TMZ first reported the death.

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