LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The cast of Growing Pains paid tribute to Alan Thicke Sunday during a memorial service that was also attended by other celebrities.
Trebek best known as the long-running host of Jeopardy!, spoke during the service of how Thicke jump started his career and gave him his first shot at hosting a game show.
Thicke's sons singer Robin, Brennan and Carter Thicke were also in attendance along with their families.
The television star died of a heart attack Tuesday at the age of 69 while he was playing hockey with 19-year-old Carter at a Burbank ice rink. He is also survived by his wife Tanya of 11 years.
Following his father's death, Robin noted that he was "always a gentleman."
"The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure," he added. "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him."