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Alan Thicke Dead At 69: Ex-Wife and Former DAYS Star Gloria Loring Shares Grief On His Passing

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In more heartbreaking news on Tuesday, Alan Thicke, most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom, Growing Pains, and most recently, Netflix reboot of Fuller House died of an apparent heart attack after playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter.

TMZ reported, “Thicke was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon today, and pronounced dead there.  We’re told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.”

Thicke was also recently seen in the pilot episode of NBC’s This Is Us in scenes with former Y&R star, Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam). After learning of the news of Thicke’s passing, Hartley shared: “When you meet one of your idols and they are even nicer and cooler than you hoped they would be. That was Alan Thicke. Rest in peace.”

Alan was also widely-known for talk shows, being a game show host, singer, and composer of many famous TV theme songs.  He also had a recurring role from 2006-2009 on The Bold and the Beautiful as talk show host, Rich Ginger.

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His first wife was former Days of our Lives star, Gloria Loring (Ex-Liz Chandler). They have two sons together; singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, and Brennan.

Upon learning the news of Thicke’s passing, Loring took to her facebook page to express her sorrow stating: “Dear Friends, Thank you for your kindness concerning Alan Thicke’s passing. It is a shock. We were all just together for Thanksgiving. He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest In Peace, dear one.”

The entertainment world is currently sharing their sadness and condolences via social media posts from: Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Saget, Larry King, Demi Lovato, and so many others including General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) who tweeted: “RIP Alan Thicke. I got to play his son in my second acting job as a kid. He was a great guy and a true talent.”

Alan Thicke is survived by his aforementioned three sons and his wife, Tanya.

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of Alan Thicke in the comment section below.

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Watched Growing Pains back in the 80s…the bad news just keeps coming…still dealing with mine! My condolances to Thickes family!!!

Hang in there, Jimmy! Just roll with the punches.

My condolences to the Thicke family.

…….Thinking of you, Jimmy. What 4ever said. One foot in front of the other. Much love, and prayers.

Thanks Celia and 4ever DAYS…

Condolences to the Thicke Family, may he RIP…Jim, I am so sorry that you are having such a tough time in your life..You are still alive and breathing..Seek therapy and help.

This is a soap opera website and not a place to air out your personal problems..if you seek advice, help and guidance, there are therapist out there or even websites to help you.

Just saying!!

I do see a therapist…i do try to keep it soapy but being i like Maurice(GHs Sonny) suffer from bipolar disorder and reading here about it i respond about my own experiences and its been helpful coming here to talk about it…i want to keep it under Maurice’s headlines when the subject comes up but sometimes im so stressed i need to talk about it soon as possible and it sometimes helps getting it out here..some suggested its therapuetic and it has been…ive been on websites in the past and it hasnt worked for me…i go on another soap site where we discuss the serial we watch and we also discuss our real lives the good and the bad.=there no one has too much of an issue with it..people there usually skip over comments they dont like to read if the subject doesnt interest them,,,but dont worry for now im trying to keep it all about soaps but one day in the future my comments may no longer appear and those who dont like what i have to say dont have to worry about it anymore!!!

Sorry…didnt intend to make it sound mean but im constantly stressed and you would be too if you worry that in the next few months i may end up homeless and my soap viewing will definately end there

Omar, if you do not care to read a certain person’s posts, I suggest you just move along and skip it. Jast saying.
As Jim asserts, many people suffer from bipolar disorder and one of the characteristics of this devastating disease is that as high as one becomes during the manic state, the further they plunge during the depressive state. It’s a chemical disorder of the brain involving the release of dopamine (the happy hormone). Like Maurice Bernard, Jim is letting folks out there who suffer from manic depression that they are not alone. As REM once sang,”Everybody hurts.” Indeed. Happy holidays to you, Omar.

Jimh….I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers with hopes that a “Christmas Miracle” will ease your pain and worry. Take care, my friend, and don’t give up!

ALAN AND GLORIA HAVE TWO SON’S ROBIN AND BRENNAN .

Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring have two sons, Brennan and Robin. Carter is Alan’s son with his present wife.

I know Brennan is the oldest and son of both Alan and Gloria because he had juvenile diabetes which is how DAYS’ writers got the idea to give Neil and Liz’s daughter diabetes.

Carter has to be the youngest and not Gloria’s son.

R.I.P., Alan Thicke.

Carter is Alan’s son with his 2nd wife, not with Tanya , but she has pretty much raised him with Alan…… R.I.P. Mr Thicke/Dr Seaver

Carter is Alan’s son with his second wife. His widow Tanya was Alan’s third wife.

Actually, Carter is his son from his second marriage. He has only been married to Tanya since 2005.

That’s what I said.

Friends for over 40 years. Shared time with each other’s families between New Jersey and California. Our family is deeply saddened and we will miss his TV appearances and his laid back personality. Our prayers to his wife and son and to Gloria, Brennan and Robin.
Don “Tarzan” Bragg (1960 Olympic Gold Medalist) and Family.

I remember their song, “Friends & Lovers” . What a great song! RIP Alan.

Rest In Peace, Alan.

Amen.

R.I.P ,such a shock. You will be missed, as I have enjoyed watching your talent for many years. I am so sorry for the family’s loss, as well as all his fan’s.

He was so handsome i loved him on growing pains

Very sad and shocking. I also enjoyed his reality show with his wife Tanya and son Carter. My condolences to his family and friends.

Such sad news, especially so tragically close to Christmas! I always enjoyed the multi-talented Mr. Thicke , no matter the entertainment vehicle….he successfully tackled them all with his trademark energetic relish, engaging personality and comedic aplomb! Strangely enough, I was thinking of his truly creative talk show just yesterday before his untimely death was announced—spooky! Along with the legendary Joan Rivers and then, some years afterward, snarky ex-SNL-er Dennis Miller, he provided a really different and refreshing alternative to the status quo late night offerings in the ’80’s/’90’s, all of which were still markedly better than today’s totally biased, one-note political midnight bashfests that aren’t a darn bit funny.

Hey, Shay. I share your sentiments of Alan.
And, steadfastedly support your last two lines….pathetic, is it not?
Love you, amica.
Happy Holidays.

Awww….thank you, CeeCeeGirl! I’ve been meaning to get in touch at some of your past comments to send my holiday greetings, as well….I don’t know if you’ve ever viewed footage from “Thicke of the Night,” but it was a joyfest….funny, fresh, clever and such a vast departure from the formulaic late night fare that was available at that juncture. I was a huge fan and tried to never miss the program….I remember the first time I saw BonJovi was on Alan’s show—he was great for introducing new musical acts—and recall telling a friend you will like these guys, they’re gonna be big! (They weren’t exactly my cup of tea, but I do believe my faves DuranDuran were also guests at least once…..) At any rate, that grand ’80’s late night experiment was my initial encounter with Mr. Thicke’s larger-than-life personality and immense talent and I immediately liked him….particularly when I discovered he was married at that time to Gloria Loring—who I already knew as Liz on DOOL—ergo when “TOTN” folded after just one season, it was a major disappointment …Of course, Alan rebounded magnificently with his subsequently successful stints on sitcoms and many guest appearances in episodic dramas….(He was an absolute hoot as “Dennis Dupree” on the comedy “Hope and Gloria!”) Having said that, it has been many moons since I watched any late night show with regularity due to the circumstances listed above ….however, I do sometimes catch the old Johnny Carson reruns that are being shown on AntennaTV, and something that has struck me is how after his retirement, he finally revealed his political leanings as Democrat, yet, he always kept people guessing his personal views during his long television tenure….he maintained that he never felt it appropriate to reveal this information prior to that point. When it came to doing his monologues, he believed in being equal opportunity humorous to politicians of both parties….knowing this now, I marvel at how even-handed his quips were, especially since most of the episodes I have seen are from the years of the Reagan Administration….I guess that’s the difference between a true showbiz professional of yore and today’s pale imitations….perhaps they should follow the shining example of the real “King of Late Night!” Later, mia amica!

Hi, Shay,
I wanted to make you aware that I did receive your lovely, informative post in my inbox.
That was very magnanimous of Mr. Fairman’s staff.
It is unfortunate about Alan Thicke….and, no, I did not watch IN THE THICKE OF NIGHT.
However, I did catch reruns of GROWING PAINS. And, I knew he was married to Gloria Loring ( Liz), at one point, who was one of my grandmother’s favorite characters on DOOL.
As yourself, I have given up watching any late-night shows until sanity returns ….bedlam, Shay.
And, coincidentally, we started watching HEEEERE’S JOHNNY, LOL……nice, quiet respite, at the end of the day. It’s also approaching Christmas in Johnny Carson Land, right now.LOL.
Who still doesn’t love Johnny Carson? His dry humor reminds me of Harry’s, Timmm’s and Jimh’s.
I have written you a few times…but, I suppose, the posts vanished in cyber space.
By the by; love Dennis Miller…one of a kind….later, bella.

Was shocked to hear the news. Last I “saw” him I think it was an interview or piece on his family… Much about his son Robin (whose music I like) and the saga surrounding Robin’s split from his wife

Uggggg…again…sent before I finished my comment (and I’ll be pleasantly surprised if this falls under my reply…anyway…sorry to hear the news. Good actor… seemed like a good man.

my Condolences extends to Alan’s children,wife, Gloria Loring, during this difficult time. Alan will be remembered as nice & kind man.great Father.actor.R.I.P.

In seeing Gloria Loring’s picture, it would be fun to see her come back with a few grown kids and mix it up with Kate. She was a great, strong character and I love her with Neil Curtis. Very sad news about Alan Thicke.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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Days of our Lives Star Blake Berris Chats On the Everett Lynch/Bobby Stein Mystery, Working with His New Co-Stars, and the Last Christmas Episode with Bill Hayes

On Days of our Lives, the return of Blake Berris is making for some very intriguing drama, with the audience guessing just which way the story will go.

When Berris arrived back on Days of our Lives, after previously playing Nick Fallon, he was taking on the new role of Everett Lynch, who has a past with Stephanie Johnson (Abigail Klein) and Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu). Only, as it has been revealed, the past he had with Jada was under the name “Bobby Stein,” who from what we can tell was far from a nice guy.

Blake visited the Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream interview this week, where fans in the live chat were weighing-on what could be the truth about the guy – is he a split personality suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder? Did the accident that cost him a year of his life in a coma, never happen? Recently, someone set fire to the beloved Horton house. Fans are suspecting it would have been “Bobby” who is working for Clyde Weston (James Read). Others believe that Everett/Bobby could actually be Clyde’s son. With upcoming therapy sessions with Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) about to start, things are about to get more juicy in Salem.

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Here are just a few excerpts from our conversation with Blake on a myriad of Everett/Bobby subjects. Make sure to check out the full interview for more.

Did you know that they were going to make Everett Lynch a Jewish character? This is only the second time in the history of the show that they have even had a Jewish character on the canvas. Didn’t they reveal this at the Horton family Christmas episode?

BLAKE: No, they never asked me. I am half-Jewish on my dad’s side. There was never like, ‘You’re Jewish, right? We can call you Jewish on the show?’ At the Horton Christmas, “They made a real point of it, yeah.”

And now the new ‘character’ is “Bobby Stein” …

BLAKE: “Right, and that suggests more Jewish, and then Lynch must be coming from somewhere else, maybe the mother. I was so curious because I think the show has been historically, I’m gonna say, Catholic more than like Wasps. With the Bradys there’s this sort of Irish influence, and then the DiMeras, that’s Italian. So, we’ve got Catholics sort of on both sides that are dominant. Now I, “represent”.

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What has it been like working with Abigail Klein?

BLAKE: I think she is extraordinary. We start off sort of frosty, or she’s frosty with me, like she doesn’t want to let me in. And then, for a while things are going really well. I just could not adore Abigail more. She’s such a good actor. I could always rely on her to bring me back into a scene and be there in this emotionally, supportive way.

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Everett and Chad seemed to be becoming friend-ish, when all went awry when at the PCPD interrogation room, Everett let him know about Elia and Bobby Stein, and Chad let him have it for worming his way back in to Stephanie’s life.

BLAKE: Billy would call us the ‘disgusting brothers’ and that’s a reference from Succession, because all of a sudden they’re just so chummy with each other. It’s like all of a sudden we just had this like ‘Bernstein and Woodward’, sort of dynamic duo. I think that Everett really started to think of Chad as a friend and feels sort of disappointed, and he feels, “Oh, it’s that easy? I just needed to have some other identity and now you’re a fair-weather friend?”‘

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In recent scenes, Jada sees Bobby Stein for the first time, and we see you and Elia Cantu share scenes with each other for the first time. What is it like working with Elia?

BLAKE: She’s fire, man. She comes in hot and she tells you the way it’s going to be. I think early on, we were trying to suss each other out and the more we worked together, the more comfortable you get with somebody. I think actors do this sometimes with each other; if there’s spice on screen, you like to keep some of what you have on-screen in your (real-life) interactions because it helps … it helps the work.  Eventually, we just sort of wore each other down and we’re like, ‘I actually totally get you, and you’re great.'”

Did you know that they were going to make Everett Lynch a Jewish character? This is only the second time in the history of the show that they have even had a Jewish character and didn’t they reveal this at the Horton family Christmas episode?

BLAKE: No, they never asked me. I am half-Jewish on my dad’s side. There was never like, ‘You’re Jewish, right? We can call you Jewish on the show?’ At the Horton Christmas, “They made a real point of it, yeah.”

And now the new ‘character’ is “Bobby Stein” …

BLAKE: “Right, and that suggests more Jewish, and then Lynch must be coming from somewhere else, maybe the mother. I was so curious because I think the show has been historically, I’m gonna say, Catholic more than like Wasps. With the Bradys there’s this sort of Irish influence, and then the DiMeras, that’s Italian. So we’ve got Catholics sort of on both sides that are dominant. Now I, “represent”.

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You were on set and in the annual Horton Christmas episode which sadly marked the last for Days of our Lives legendary Bill Hayes, who passed away in January of this year.  What do you recall of that tape day?

BLAKE: It was the Christmas episode when we were watching Susan (Julie) and Bill, say ‘Merry Christmas.’  And there was something about it that just felt like it could be the last time. I mean, it wrecked us all on set. Bill gets so choked up and there was something really profound about the moment. They kiss each other as they have so many times before on the show. It was just beautiful. It felt beautiful to be there for that last Christmas. He’s just such an icon. Every time I’d see him, he was so with it … he knew my name, he knew his lines. What an incredible, incredible man.

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Fans will get to see Everett in therapy sessions with Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)? Would you say she is helping the guy?

BLAKE: Deidre’s always making jokes about Marlena, ‘She’s the worst therapist in the world’ (Laughs) I remember in the first therapy session, we almost couldn’t get through the scenes because it’s just so clear that Everett has a litany of very profound psychological issues that he is going to have to work through. He’ll keep coming back. This guy’s gonna pay the bills!

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Viewers are waiting to see how they mystery of Everett Lynch/Bobby Stein plays out. What can you say as a tease for what’s to come?

BLAKE: As far as a tease, I would say, you have all these characters sort of, trying to wake up the ‘sleeping giant’ in a way. I think it’s safe to say that like if you poke a bear, the bear might wake up.

Watch the livestream chat with Blake in full below.

Now let us know, what do you think is going with Everett/Bobby? What has happened to him in his past? Share your theories in the comment section below, and make sure to catch Days of our Lives next week on Peacock for more to his story.

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Days of our Lives Sloan Recast: Natasha Hall Temporarily Fills-In For Jessica Serfaty

Sloan will have a new look for several upcoming episodes on Days of our Lives. Natasha Hall will step in for Jessica Serfaty the week of March 4-8

A spokesperson for DAYS confirmed to Soap Opera Digest, that Hall will take on the role of Sloan Petersen for three episodes.

If Natasha looks familiar she was seen on Netflicx’s The Kominsky Method and has appeared on The Rookie, S.W.A.T., Mom, HBO’s Entourage and the movie Game Night.

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Serfaty began in her run as Sloan back in August of 2022, and has been heavily featured in the Nicole baby switch storyline where along with Melinda Trask (Tina Huang), Sloan is passing of Nicole and Eric’s baby, as her adopted chid, while Nicole continues to mourn the loss of the little bundle of joy.

Since Days had been taking 6 to 7 months ahead of streaming its episodes on Peacock, Hall taped her scenes filling in for Serfaty months ago.

So, interested to see what Natasha Hall brings to the role of Sloan, while Jessica is temporarily off the show? Comment below.

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