Years after the death of Alan Thicke, his name still conjures fine memories for his outstanding performances as an actor, songwriter, comedian, writer, game and talk show host. Although his death shocked the world, he was able to stand out in several entertaining roles that will make him forever remembered. He was also able to amass wealth for himself throughout his lifetime.
Born on the 1st of March 1947, as Alan Willis Jeffrey in Kirkland Lake, Ontario before moving to Elliot Lake where his mother remarried Brian Thicke after she got a divorce from his father.
He began his career as a game show host, talk show host, music composer – responsible for the theme songs of Different Strokes and The Facts of Life. Also, he wrote other TV game show themes including The Wizard of Odds, The Joker’s Wild, Celebrity Sweepstakes, The Thicke and Animal Crack-Ups among others. He added to his achievements by becoming an actor who played roles in The Point (1971), Growing Pains (1985-1992), Betrayal of the Dove (1993), Bear With Me (2000), How I Met Your Mother (2008-2013) and The Clapper (2017).
Before Alan Thicke’s death in 2016, he was married to Gloria Loring in 1970 and divorced in 1984, Gina Tolleson from 1994 to 1999 and Tanya Callau whom he’s been with since 2005 till the time of his death. As a result of his marriage to Gloria, he had 2 sons – Brennan and Robin Thicke. With Tanya, he had a son named Carter. Follow us as we tell give you the very details of the untold truth about Alan Thicke’s Death.
The Untold Truth About The Death of Alan Thicke
Alan Thicke was warned about his health
Many have tagged Alan Thicke’s death a result of carelessness while a few think he just couldn’t hang in there. From the little we have gathered, there are claims that the celebrity was cautioned about his health, months before it occurred. In fact, celebrity television reality shows personality, Henry Tyler had taken notice of Alan Thicke’s act of always having his hands on a particular portion of his chest area.
He questioned him as a friend and advised he becomes more proactive about his health. Taking to the advice, Alan Thicke tried with the meds with his widowed wife Tanya Callau, confirming that he had a full check-up just two months to his demise. While mourning the death of her husband, she also revealed that they both planned on having another child.
How, when and where he died
Alan Thicke was having a beautiful moment with his son, Carter before death came knocking. Precisely on the 13th of December, 2016 while playing hockey with his son, he experienced chest pain which later led to vomiting and nausea. The actor was rushed to the Province St. Joseph’s Medical Centre and in 30 minutes, he was gone.
Family feud over his burial
After Alan Thicke’s death, many celebrities took to comforting the family via social media and other media. The cast of the famed Growing Pains including Leonardo Dicaprio reunited at Thicke’s funeral. His friend, American stand-up comedian, actor, television host and director Bob Saget gave a eulogy and his son Robin gave a humorous remembrance. The actor was laid to rest at the Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California.
Before the burial, however, Alan’s widow and his first two sons were said to have a disagreement on the site monument chosen by Tanya. Callau also alleged that the estate reimbursed Robin Thicke for a memorial party the evening before Alan’s burial.
Court case between wife and sons
After the death of the award-winning actor, his family could not stay off the court as is eldest sons were alleged to have dragged their father’s widow to court for her claims that the prenuptial agreement she signed before the marriage was invalid. On the other hand, some sources claim that the widow filed court documents claiming her husband’s sons were keeping her inheritance away from her. However, the family members were reported to have settled their differences with a bit of tension still hovering.
Alan Thicke’s net worth before his death
From his career, he has amassed him himself a great fortune and his net worth has been estimated at $40 million. From his total financial worth, Tanya Callau, Alan’s widow was left with 40% of her late husband’s estate which is worth about $15,793,278.48 as said by the Blast. On the other hand, as related to his will, his sons were each left with 20%.