‘Full House’ Stars Pay Tribute to America’s Dad, Bob Saget

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On January 9, 2022, the world lost the man who had become known as America’s dad — Bob Saget. Saget played Danny Tanner on the ABC series Full House from 1987 until 1995 and then reprised his role in the Netflix series Fuller House, which ran from 2016 until 2020. Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Orlando just hours after performing a stand-up routine at a local club. His cause of death is currently being investigated, but the authorities have said that no foul play or drug use is suspected.

Bob Saget was only 65 years old when he died, and his Full House costars were shocked and saddened by the news. They have been sharing statements on various social media platforms.

John Stamos — who played Saget’s brother-in-law in the series — sent out a tweet shortly after the news broke.

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.

Dave Coulier — who played Joey Gladstone, Danny Tanner’s childhood best friend — also sent out a tweet after hearing the news.

My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.

Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — who played Saget’s daughters, DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle Tanner, respectively — also publicly shared their grief.

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.

Jodie Sweetin shared an incredibly heartfelt message on Instagram, along with a picture of her, Bob, and Candace.

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 memories 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 all for the love.
And to his amazing wife @eattravelrock and my FH family- we’ll get through this together.

Credit: Jodie Sweetin Instagram

Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen — who have largely stayed out of the public eye for years — shared a statement on Bob’s passing with Today, who read the statement that said:

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.

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Not long after playing Danny Tanner on the original Full House, Saget starred in another show called Raising Dad, where he also played a newly widowed man raising a teenage daughter, played by Kat Dennings. Dennings shared her disbelief at the loss of her TV dad.

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

In his 65 years, Saget appeared had over 65 television and film appearances. He was also well-known for being the first host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. While he may have played a clean-cut dad on television, his popular stand-up routines were known for their not-so-family-friendly jokes. Saget will be missed by not only his costars, but by the millions of fans who have grown to love him over the years.

About Krysten Swensen

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