Alan Thicke’s Wife Breaks Silence Following Death

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 21, 2016 Updated: December 21, 2016

The wife of Alan Thicke says her family is working through “profound mourning” days after the actor’s death at age 69.

Tanya Thicke says her husband was laid to rest Monday, six days after he suffered a fatal heart attack. She says in a statement, “It is with gut wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief that I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support during this unimaginable time.”

She described Thicke as “my beloved husband, soul mate and the patriarch of our family.”

Another of Thicke’s relatives posted pictures on Facebook of a Sunday memorial for the “Growing Pains” star that showed some of Thicke’s castmates from the sitcom in attendance, including Leonardo DiCaprio.

“It is with gut wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief that I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support during this unimaginable time,” she told People magazine on Tuesday. “Through tears and smiles our dearest of family and friends came together at our home to celebrate the life of my sweet and devoted husband Alan Thicke,” her statement added.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.