Despite watching him for years on TV, I actually only met him for the first time this year at a golf tournament. In fact, he was the main reason I even went to the event at all that day.
My heart is breaking mainly for his family and especially our dear friends Jeremy Miller and Tracey Gold who were part of Alan's TV family on Growing Pains. I can't even imagine their sorrow and I wish I could take the pain away for them. R.I.P. Alan. You will be missed.