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Robin Thicke writes touching tribute after death of father Alan Thicke

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Alan Thicke (L) and Robin Thicke attend the "Festival After Dark" With Special Performance By Robin Thicke at Sugar Park City during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Robin Thicke broke his silence early Wednesday morning on the sudden death of his father, Alan Thicke.

“My Father passed away today,” Thicke wrote on Instagram. “He was the best man I ever knew. The best friend I ever had. Let’s all rejoice and celebrate the joy he brought to every room he was in. We love you Alan Thicke. Thank you for the love. Love, your grateful son.”

Robin told the Los Angeles Times that his father had suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter Thicke.

Carter took to Twitter late Tuesday night to post his own tribute to his father. “Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of its finest,” he wrote alongside a picture with his dad. “You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time.”

Thicke leaves behind his wife, Callau, and sons Brennan, Robin and Carter.

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