Alan Thicke Remembered at Star-Studded Memorial Hosted by Son Robin, Leonardo DiCaprio Among Those Attending
Friends and family gathered on Sunday to honor Alan Thicke, who died at age 69 on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey at a skating rink in Burbank, California.
A source tells ET that about 150 people attended the beautiful, heartfelt memorial service that took place at Thicke’s ranch in Carpinteria, California, an oceanside city near Santa Barbara.
The source adds that the actor’s son, singer Robin Thicke, and his two brothers welcomed guests, and were specific in wanting something upbeat and beautiful to celebrate their dad’s life.
Robin hosted the service, the source says, telling stories about his father, and inviting guests up to share stories of their own about Alan, after starting the night off with a prayer.
Stars like Bob Saget, Bill Maher, Alex Trebek and the entire cast of Growing Pains, including Leonardo DiCaprio, spoke about how much Alan had meant to them. Kris Jenner sat next to Alan’s widow, Tanya, for the evening. Other celebrities in attendance included Kevin Costner, Barry Bonds, Luc Robitaille, David Foster and Paul Mitchell.
After the memorial, Thicke’s daughter-in-law, Dolly, shared a sweet message on Facebook that included photos from the service.
“Tonight’s memorial for Alan was just about perfect,” Dolly wrote. “So much family and so many historic friends came out to remember our beloved father-figure.”
“Speaking for Alan so beautifully was (I’m realizing now) an all-star cast,” she continued. “We heard from our own Robin Thicke, who brought up all dear dad’s best friends, Bob Saget, Bill Maher, Alex Trebek, who I had no idea…