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One of America’s favorite TV dads, Bob Saget, passed away on Sunday, January 9th at just 65 years old. His cause of death is unknown at this time. He was found unresponsive in his hotel room by hotel staff at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. He had done a comedy show the night before and posted a selfie from the stage on his Instagram.
Saget is most remembered for hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989-1997 and for playing Danny Tanner on “Full House” and “Fuller House”. John Stamos (ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) played his brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis on the hit series and they had been friends for many years. Stamos shared on Twitter: “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
Candace Cameron Bure, who has starred in Hallmark Channel movies such as “Christmas Sister Swap” and co-hosted on “The View” from 2015-2016, played Saget’s eldest daughter, DJ Tanner on “Full House” and “Fuller House”. She shared on Twitter: “I don’t know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.” She shared some behind the scenes pictures from “Fuller House” on Instagram with the caption: “I love you soooo much. I don’t want to say goodbye. 35 years wasn’t long enough.”
John Brotherton (Jared Banks, OLTL) was a cast-mate on “Fuller House” and he shared a selfie of him alongside Saget with a caption that says, “His heart was abundantly full of love and kindness for others. Determined to make everyone smile and laugh and love a little more. He was truly the best. Thank you for all the kind words of love and inspiration Bob. You will be infinitely missed by all, forever. Rest in peace, love…and laughter…”
Numerous stars from “Full House” shared a cast photo on social media with the following caption: “Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow with sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.” ~ John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate”.
Dave Coulier (Joey, “Full House”) shared a picture of him with Saget holding hands on Instagram with a caption that says, “I’ll never let go, brother. Love you”
Jodi Sweetin (Stephanie, “Full House”) shared to Instagram: “There aren’t enough words to express what I’m feeling today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a slice of who he was. One thing I do know, is that we never missed a chance to tell each other, “I love you”. Every time we talked, there were at least 3 or 4 exchanged at the end of a conversation, whether it was text, phone call, or in person. And he usually had to have the last word, “I love you more…” There are so many songs that I hear of and think of him…he introduced me to some of my favorite music through the years. Talking comedy bits with him. The love of standup and comedy history he shared. The hundreds of inside jokes we all had, the kind that only a family knows and that nobody else will ever understand or think is funny. Notes sessions on the show, sitting and laughing all together at the kitchen table on set. He and Dave dancing together at my 13th Birthday party, being ridiculous, as usual. Spending weekends at his house with his daughters when I was young, and having blueberry pancakes. The time I out “Bob’d” Bob, with some joke I told. Him telling me he was proud of me. These are just a few of the special moments I hold in my heart and that keep playing on the carousel of memories in my mind. Bob was a wonderful human being. A human being that could drive you nuts at times, and he knew it, but who was so genuine that you couldn’t even get that frustrated. Someone who would also call and profusely apologize for at LEAST 15 minutes if he thought he MAY have perhaps said something he shouldn’t have or thought maybe he took a joke too far. He was a genuinely kind spirit who made it through so much in his life, and was most happy when he was helping others. Whether it was personally or through SO many of his different avenues of philanthropy. He gave great hugs too. I would always say “you’re the best TV dad ever”. And he was. I’ll miss you Bob. I’ll make sure and tell an inappropriate joke at your funeral. In your honor. I know you would’ve wanted that. But you were supposed to be here longer…How Rude. Thank you for the love. And to his amazing wife @eattravelrock and my FH family- we’ll get through this together”.
Andrea Barber (Kimmy, “Full House”) shared to Instagram: “This one hurts. He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again. Bob ended every text, every interaction with “Love you.” Didn’t matter how long or short we’d been apart. He loved so deeply and so fiercely. And he never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget – don’t hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him. Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth.”.
Scott Weinger (Steve, “Full House”) shared to Instagram: “Bob Saget was more than a friend. He was a big brother to me. Nobody ever made me laugh harder, the kind of laughter where your ribs are sore the next day. He was also a wonderful human being who never missed a chance to say, “I love you” to the people he cared about. Bob was a passionate supporter of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, and fought hard to find a cure for the disease that took his sister. In his memory, please consider making a donation today. @srfcure”
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle, “Full Houe”) are not on social media. However, they released the following statement: “Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
Sending all of our love and deepest condolences to Saget’s family and friends.
(Article written by Adriana Grecco)