America’s beloved television dad Bob saget He died on Sunday at the age of 65.
The star of ABC’s “Full House” and Netflix spin-off “Fuller House” was found unconscious in his hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. the police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The comedian’s family said in a statement Sunday to USA TODAY that they were “devastated” to confirm the star’s death.
“Our beloved Bob passed away today,” the statement read. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”
The family asked for privacy during this time, but invited fans to “join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought into the world.”
Saget not only stole people’s hearts as quirky widowed father Danny Tanner on “Full House” from 1987 to 1995, but he also wowed America’s television screens as the prankster host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”. 1989 to 1997.
The “Full House” and “Fuller House” co-stars paid tribute to the late comedian on social media, as did other famous friends.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle, Saget’s charismatic television daughter, said in a statement to USA TODAY that he was the “most loving, compassionate and generous man.”
“We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us, but we know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us with as much grace as he always has,” continued Mary-Kate and Ashley. “We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and we send them our condolences.”
John Stamos, who played smooth Uncle Jesse and Danny’s brother-in-law, cried his friend, writing that he is “broken” and “gutted”.
“I am in complete and utter shock,” Stamos tweeted. “I’ll never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
Jodie Sweetin, who played Tanner’s daughter, Stephanie Tanner, wrote an emotional tribute on Instagram Monday.
“There are not enough words to express how I feel today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a part of who he was. One thing I do know is that we never missed an opportunity to say ‘I love you,'” Sweetin wrote. along with three photos of her and Saget. “Every time we spoke, there were at least 3-4 exchanges at the end of a conversation, whether it was a text message, a phone call, or in person. And usually, he had to say the last word: ‘I love you more …’ “.
The actress recalled all the memories she shared with Saget by exchanging jokes with him by introducing him to new music.
“Bob was a wonderful human being. A human who could drive you crazy sometimes, and he knew it, but who was so genuine you couldn’t even get frustrated. Someone who also called and apologized profusely for AT LEAST 15 minutes if he thought that He MAY have said something he shouldn’t have said or thought he might have taken a joke too far. He was a genuinely kind spirit who overcame many things in his life and was happiest when he helped others, “she wrote.
He ended his tribute with an iconic line from his character from “Full House”: “But you were supposed to be here longer … How rude.”
Saget also starred alongside Lori Loughlin (as Aunt Becky), Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey), and television daughter Candace Cameron Bure (DJ).
“My heart is broken,” Coulier wrote on Twitter. “I love you Bob.”
“Your brother forever, Dave,” Coulier signed his tribute.
Candace Cameron Bure said on social media that she “was speechless.”
“I do not know what to say” she wrote on twitter. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I have ever met. I loved him very much.”
In 2016, Cameron Bure reprized her role as the DJ of “Fuller House”, following her life as a widowed mother with her sister Stephanie by her side. Stamos, Coulier, and Saget appeared throughout the series.
Kat Dennings, who starred opposite Saget in the 2001 sitcom “Raising Dad,” recalled being “his television daughter for a season” and how “kind and protective” the actor was. “I am very sorry for his family,” she added, calling him the “most charming man.”
“I can not believe it” the actress wrote in another tweet. “What a wonderful guy. He always went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and talked non-stop about his children. What a loss.”
“Seinfeld” actor Jason Alexander shared on Twitter: “I know people lose loved ones, good people, every day. Nobody gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget hits deeply. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and loved and cared deeply for people. He was the definition of ‘a good egg’. Too soon he is gone. ”
Norman Lear, screenwriter and television director wrote Saget was “a charming and funny human.”
“And in my opinion, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I couldn’t have loved him more.”
Whoopi Goldberg paid tribute to the comedian and sent her condolences.
“Sail with my friend Bob Saget”, Goldberg wrote on social media, praising his “huge heart and abject madness.”
billy cristal wrote From Saget: “I am surprised and saddened to know that Bob Saget is gone. A great friend and one of the funniest and sweetest people I have ever met. My love for his beautiful family.”
“Simply the most fun and enjoyable …” comedian Jon Stewart wrote.
Comedian George Wallace reflected on his “four decades of friendship” with Saget.
“I spent Thanksgiving with Bob once when we were arriving. He cooked the turkey but I had no idea you were supposed to remove the innards. We completely lost it,” she recalled. “I love you my friend.”
Tv presenter Andy Cohen wrote: “He had a bigger heart and he wore it on his sleeve. He was so generous with his feelings. A mensch.”
“Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collide,” Howie Mandel wrote of Saget’s death. “I love you @bobsaget.”
Gilbert Gottfried, who was in the 2005 documentary / comedy “The Aristocrats” with Saget, wrote that he was “still in shock” at the news.
“I just spoke to Bob a few days ago” added. “We stay on the phone as usual making ourselves laugh. RIP to friend, comedian and fellow aristocrat Bob Saget.”
Jim Carrey called Saget “beautiful” on social media, sharing a black and white photo of the two of them during their youth.
“He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully twisted comic mind,” he wrote. “He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for the love of God.”
Magician and actor Penn Jillette said Saget “would have wanted me to tweet something that was really funny and in really bad taste.”
“I can not do this” added. “I’m so sad. Bob was great on all levels and we will all miss him.”
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to the actor reflecting on “one of the funniest nights of my life. Early 90’s” in a limo heading downtown with @TheRichardLewis @DaveCoulier and Saget.
“Wherever I’ve gone, people will laugh!” she wrote.
Comedian Joel McHale said he was “shocked” to learn of Saget’s passing.
“One of the kindest and thoughtful people I’ve ever come across and he turned out to be one of the funniest on the planet.” McHale wrote. “I will miss you so much Bob. I love you dear friend.”
For CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” Saget voiced the narrator, adult Ted (played by Josh Radner).
Radner reflected on Saget as “the oldest and wisest ‘me’ for nine years (HIMYM)”, calling him the “kindest, most charming, funniest and most supportive man”.
“The easiest person to be with,” Radner wrote in a long Twitter thread. “A mensch entre mensches”.
Radnor recalled the imposter syndrome he felt when the show began and how Saget helped him overcome those struggles. “This man that I loved to see on television for years cheering me on, letting me know that I had a right to be there … I can’t overstate how significant his words were.” he said.
“There are people who leave earth and you are haunted by all the things you didn’t tell them, all the love they didn’t express,” Radnor continued. “Fortunately, that was not the case with Bob. We loved each other and we told each other.”
“I am infinitely grateful that HIMYM has brought Bob Saget into my life. I will hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days,” his thread concluded, with a photo of the two smiling together.
In a statement to USA TODAY, ABC said they were “deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Bob Saget, who will always be a member of the ABC family.”
“Whether playing a loving father on ‘Full House’ or presenting the early years of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ with his trademark wit and charm, Bob always knew how to connect with families through heart and humor,” he continued. the notice. “Our thoughts are with his family as we mourn the passing of such an incredibly talented comedian and talent.”
Warner Bros. Television, which produced both “Full House” and Fuller House, “said in a statement to USA TODAY that they were mourning the” tragic loss of our dear friend. ”
“Bob was a father figure to many around the world,” the statement read.
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