Alan Thicke's Joking Last Words To Son From Stretcher Will Break Your Heart
Alan Thicke, best known for playing Jason Seaver in the '80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” died Wednesday after he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter.
According to DailyMail.com, Thicke was apparently in good spirits in the immediate aftermath of suffering a heart attack, and while he was being wheeled away on a stretcher, he even made a joke to his son Carter.
The vice president of Pickwick Gardens, Darin Mathewson, reportedly told Entertainment Tonight Alan Thicke said to his son,
Ah, take a shot kiddo.
That joke, so innocent, so calm, would be Alan Thicke's last words.
Thicke apparently maintained his cool through the entire episode and urged those around him, including his son Carter, to return to the hockey game while he sat on the bench.
Carter, though, wasn't buying it and called 911 to get an ambulance to come to the hockey rink.
According to DailyMail.com, Alan Thicke was so calm and in such a joking mood after suffering a heart attack that he asked his son Carter to take a picture of him as he was taken away in the ambulance.
Thicke, 69, was taken to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after noon.
Speaking about what happened Wednesday, Mathewson said,
I was in my office [and] probably in the first 15 to 20 minutes of the game, these guys came running in and said, ‘Hey. call 911. We got a guy down.' So I called immediately and went out there.
The Pickwick Gardens VP continued,
I felt bad for Carter, I could see he was very shaken up by the whole thing.
Funny, good, good guy – good man. We're just going to miss him so much.
It appears the entire world shares Mathewson's sentiments, as many have taken to social media to share condolences and well wishes to the Thicke family.
RIP, Alan Thicke.
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