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Alan Thicke's widow releases heartbreaking statement about husband's death

The wife of Alan Thicke says her family is working through “profound mourning” days after the actor’s death at age 69.

>> 'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke dead at 69

>> Robin Thicke posts emotional tribute to late father Alan Thicke

>> 'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke remembered by co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joanna Kerns, others 

According to USA Today, Tanya Callau said her husband was laid to rest Monday, six days after he suffered a fatal heart attack. She said in a statement, “It is with gut-wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief that I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support during this unimaginable time.”

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She described Thicke as “my beloved husband, soulmate and the patriarch of our family," adding, "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time of profound mourning."

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Another of Thicke’s relatives posted pictures on Facebook of a Sunday memorial for the “Growing Pains” star that showed some of Thicke’s castmates from the sitcom in attendance, including Leonardo DiCaprio. 

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