Cast of "Growing Pains" alongside Dr. Mehmet Oz, on "The Dr. Oz Show", talking about the death of Alan Thicke

Dr. Oz Examines Alan Thicke’s Death With ‘Growing Pains’ Cast

“The Dr. Oz Show” announced the content of its show airing today, Thursday May 18, and it’s a big. Reporter Michael yo examines the final moments of Thicke’s life and what led up to it.

There are exclusive sit down interviews with his “Growing Pains” costars, Joanna Kerns, Tracey Gold, and Jeremy Miller. Kirk Cameron’s touching video tribute is included in the show dedicated to this important topic. Some of the questions up for discussion include:

 Why we are still grappling with Alan Thicke’s death, Michael Yo says: “Because it was so sudden. I report on–and I don’t want to sound jaded, but I report on celebrity deaths all the time, but this one touched me, because I knew him. He died playing–right after he played hockey with his son. And the one thing I want everyone to know about Alan, he put his wife and his family first all the time. He was all about family. And it’s just so sudden and I think that’s why we’re still shook.”

 How is Joanna Kearns coping? “Well, I have to tell you this is very surreal. He was a great guy. We loved him. We were a family. We spent, you know, 10, 12 hours together a day sometimes. Sometimes we were with Alan and each other more than we were with our regular family. But, we miss him. We miss him.”

Tracy Gold talks about a weird moment on that fateful day. “And during the day, around noon, I was walking to meet my husband at his work and I started to feel this rush over me. I felt dizzy and that never happens to me. I never get sick, knock on wood, but I’m like, Bobby, I need to sit down, that’s my husband, I’m like, I don’t feel well. I didn’t even think I should get behind the wheel and drive. I sat for a few minutes and it sort of passed, but it was a very surreal experience and it was so weird. It was too obvious to ignore it. You know, when I thought back on it that was the exact time.”

What was Thicke’s final day like? Jeremy Miller’s story. “Tracey and I got to spend a wonderful day with him in Chicago. We were just doing an autograph signing and we got to sit there and just talk and tell stories and mess around all day and it was really special ’cause I’m working on a new project and I got to show him and Tracey the one sheet that we had just put together that we were using for our pitch package. And, you know, even with everything going on, Alan being Alan, on the phone, doing autographs, selling his book, doing this, working, taking meetings, he still took me aside, you know, talked to me about the show, gave me a little advice, you know that’s just who he was. He was so generous with his time, with his energy.”

“The Dr. Oz Show” photos used courtesy of Sony Pictures Television    The show is syndicated throughout the country. Check your local listings for times in your area. 

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