Death of Bob Saget: Celebrities, friends and co-stars react
Bob Saget, the comedian and actor known for his widower role raising a trio of girls on the sitcom Full House, was found dead Sunday January 9 in Florida. His death to 65 peers and shocked fans and tributes poured in on Twitter, praising the veteran comedian for his talent and kindness.
“Bob Saget was a human as adorable as he was funny. And in my opinion, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I couldn’t have loved her more. – Norman Lear, via Twitter
“I’m broke. I’m drained. I’m in complete and utter shock. I’ll never have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby. – John Stamos, via Twitter
” I do not know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I have ever known in my life. I loved him so much. ” – Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s daughter in “Full House,” via Twitter.
“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 with as much grace as he always has. – Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, in a statement.
“I don’t even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and was fortunate to work with someone so funny, touching, and kind. His role on himym was a voice into the future, looking with a smile on all the complexity of life, and that’s how I will always remember him. – How I met your mother co-creator Craig Thomas, via Twitter
“I am infinitely grateful that HIMYM brought Bob Saget into my life. I will hear his voice in my head for the rest of my life. – How I met your mom Josh Radnor, via Twitter.
“Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Really one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.” – Marc Maron, via Twitter
“Bob Saget… Just the funniest and nicest…” – Jon Stewart, via Twitter
“He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully twisted comedic spirit. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for God’s sake. – Jim Carrey, via Twitter.
“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 a friend, comedian and aristocratic colleague Bob Saget. – Gilbert Gottfried, via Twitter
“I know people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget strikes deeply. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and dear and cared deeply about people. He was the definition of a “good egg”. He leaves too early. – Jason Alexander, via Twitter.
“The only people who said terrible things about Bob Saget were his best friends. – Tom Arnold, via Twitter.
“Oh my God. Bob Saget !!! The cutest man. I was his daughter on TV for a season and he’s always been so kind and protective. So sorry for his family. – Kat Dennings, via Twitter
“You couldn’t find a nicer or keener mind than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated. – Kathy Griffin, via Twitter
“Little RIP … Life can become (expletive) in an instant.” My heart is aching for his whole family. In an often ruthless business, he was historically not only hilarious, but more importantly, one of the nicest human beings I have ever met in my career. – Richard Lewis, via Twitter
“I had the pleasure of a frank and unique interaction with Bob Saget and Norman Lear a few months ago, with a warmth usually reserved for longtime friends. Every story I heard about Bob was confirmed that night. His dark humor, his generosity and his love for people. – Jeremy O. Harris, via Twitter