Fans, stars, and fellow comedians are paying tribute to Bob Saget after the famous comedian’s sudden death. Saget’s costars as well as his friends and admirers are all expressing their grief on social media.
Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday. He was pronounced dead on the scene, with no drugs or foul play suspected. Saget was 65 years old.
Saget’s family said in a statement, “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. 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. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
Many of Saget’s friends, colleagues, and costars are doing just that. Saget’s costars from Full House, on which he played widowed father Danny Tanner, are among those sharing their sadness. John Stamos, who played Saget’s brother-in-law Jesse on the series, tweeted the following:
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.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
Candace Cameron-Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen eldest daughter DJ on Full House also expressed heartbreak tweeting:
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
Also grieving on Twitter was Dave Coulier who portrayed Joey Gladstone on the show:
My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) January 10, 2022
Elias Harger, who played Saget’s grandson Max in Fuller House, shared his tribute to Saget on Instagram, as did fellow co-star Soni Nicole Bringas who in her story wrote, “a very sad day.”
Another former costar paid tribute to Saget. Kat Dennings, who portrayed Saget’s on-screen daughter on the short-lived sitcom Raising Dad tweeted:
I just can’t believe it. What a wonderful guy. He always went out of his way to make me comfortable and talked nonstop about his kids. Such a loss 💔 pic.twitter.com/Yr6C3R4lEW
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) January 10, 2022
Many of Saget’s fellow comedians are also paying tribute to the beloved comedian and TV dad. Among them are Gilbert Gottfried, Jon Stewart, Jim Carrey, and Ken Jeong.
Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget. pic.twitter.com/TDKT8JoULq
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 10, 2022
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
Beautiful Bob Saget passed away today at 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for goodness’ sake. :’^} pic.twitter.com/QVSITsfaVj
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 10, 2022
Everyone loved him in the community. EVERYONE. Really good guy like everyone says & if you did even a small favor for him he would be so grateful and appreciative even it wasn’t much. In tears typing this, he was that genuine and the world should know that. Love you @bobsaget ❤️
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 10, 2022
Jeong had tweeted earlier, “I am in shock. I am so numb right now.” Saget was a contestant on The Masked Singer, dressed as the Squiggly Monster, where Jeong is a panelist. He also appeared on Jeong’s guessing-game show I Can See Your Voice.
Kathy Griffin also paid tribute to Saget via a retweet from B.J. Novak on January 3rd which read, “I have always and will always love Bob Saget.”
Seeing this tweet from B.J. six days ago and I agree. You couldn’t find a nicer or sharper wit than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated. 💔💔💔 https://t.co/QgiYCW5H92
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 10, 2022
Novak’s original tweet contained a clip of him being interviewed by Saget on his podcast Bob Saget’s Here For You. That episode was released merely six days before Saget’s death. Novak himself tweeted the broken heart emoji in response to Saget’s death.
Bob Saget’s loss is felt not only by his costars and fellow comedians. It is also felt by his fans, especially those who grew up watching him. His role as Danny Tanner on Full House was so beloved that many consider the character to be one of the greatest TV dads of all time. While some felt his character’s lines were cheesy, few can deny that Saget effectively played a devoted and loving dad, albeit one who was a little too much of a clean freak. Full House ran from 1987 to 1995. It remained so successful in syndication that it was given a sequel series on Netflix called Fuller House. This, along with his eight-year tenure as the first host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997, makes him a memorable part of many people’s childhoods.
Saget also did voice work as the narrator on How I Met Your Mother, which ran from 2005 to 2014.
Despite having such wholesome and family-friendly roles, Saget was also known for his remarkably raunchy stand-up comedy. His X-rated humor was a stark contrast from what you’d expect from the man who played Danny Tanner. This shocking humor is most evident in his cameo in the 2005 documentary The Aristocrats in which he tells a joke that is often called the dirtiest of all time. His 2014 comedy album That’s What I’m Talkin’ About was nominated for a grammy.
Despite his obscene sense of humor, there was a soft side reminiscent of Danny Tanner to Sagert. He was an advocate on behalf of people with the chronic autoimmune disease scleroderma. The disease took the life of his sister Gay Saget when she was in her 40s. He also joined his fellow Fuller House cast members in a song about golden retrievers in an effort to raise funds for PetSmart charities.
Saget’s last tweet was posted on January 8, the day before his death. He had just finished a show at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, FL. He expressed love for his appreciative audience and disclosed that he was so caught up in the act that he had no idea he had performed for two hours. “I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit,” he wrote.
If those words suggest anything, it’s that Bob Saget did what he loved his entire life until the very end. And all of us got to enjoy the laughter and love with him.
We at The Nerd Stash encourage you to share your own tribute to Bob Saget in the comment section or on your own social media account. But first, feel free to read on and see more tweets from stars paying tribute to Bob Saget.
Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy,my condolences to his daughters & other family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 10, 2022
I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget hits deep. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and dear and cared about people deeply. He was the definition of “a good egg”. Too soon he leaves. #RipBobSaget
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 10, 2022
I’m so shocked at @bobsaget’s passing. One of the most kind & thoughtful people I’ve ever come across & he just happened to be one of the funniest on the planet. I will miss you so much Bob. Love you dear friend. I’m so sorry @kellyrizzo. And so sorry to the rest of the family.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was so kind and when you spent time with him he made you laugh hard. He loved to be funny and he was hysterical. He was also there for everyone. A beautiful soul. pic.twitter.com/jQuv5cAkuT
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2022
I’m shocked and saddened to learn that Bob Saget is gone. A great friend and one of the funniest and sweetest people I have ever known. My love to his beautiful family.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was the kindest, warmest male comic there was. I loved it whenever I saw him, or heard from him. He was the guy that everyone loved. Love you, Bob Saget. You will be missed and loved for a long time.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more. pic.twitter.com/TM8r1hzCfO
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 10, 2022
Bob was at my house in October interviewing me for a documentary. He was sharp and dark and funny as always and we were gonna catch up over coffee when he was done editing and now I’m crying FUCK #RIPBobSaget pic.twitter.com/wgrp3cOXGE
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 10, 2022