The entertainment industry and world are reeling Sunday after Bob Saget’s untimely death was confirmed this morning by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. The Full House father and stand-up comic was 65.
Co-star John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on Full House, took to Twitter to express his heartbreak and shock. “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,” Stamos wrote.
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner, released a statement to express their condolences. “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,” the Olsen twins wrote.
“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,” said Mary-Kate and Ashley.
“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,” Norman Lear wrote in tribute.
“I’m speechless. Bob Saget was the best. So kind. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was generous, protective, caring and wonderful,” Kat Dennings, who played Saget’s daughter on Raising Dad, wrote on Instagram next to a photo from the show. “He talked about his kids constantly. Rest In Peace.”
“When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff,” Pete Davidson wrote. “I love you Bob. It was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship.”
“We are 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 hosting the early years of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” with his signature wit and charm, Bob always knew how to connect with families through heart and humor. Our thoughts are with his family as we mourn the passing of such an incredibly gifted comedian and talent,” ABC said in a statement.
“Bob Saget achieved the highest levels of success within the network sitcom format, becoming one of the genre’s most recognizable and beloved stars. At the same time, he plied his craft as a standup comedian for decades, staying true to his own authentic comedic voice — which was bold, boundary pushing, and always provocative,” executive director of the National Comedy Center Journey Gunderson wrote.
“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,” comedian Gilbert Gottfried wrote in a tweet.
“RIP Bob Saget. Everything I start to write about him just feels inadequate. He is universally loved. I am so grateful he was my friend,” comic Jim Norton wrote in tribute.
“There wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget,” actor Josh Gad wrote. “I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It’s all too much to handle.”
“I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day,” actor Jason Alexander wrote on Twitter. “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.”
“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,” comedian Patton Oswalt wrote in a tweet.
“I’m so shocked at Bog Saget’s passing,” fellow comedian Joel McHale wrote on Twitter. “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.”
“We’ll miss you so much,” wrote Craig Thomas, co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, on which Saget served as narrator. “We cast Bob because there is something so gentle and knowing and comforting in his voice, and that combined with the quickness of his wit is just a rare form of beauty.”
Said Alden Ehrenreich in a statement: “Bob was the first famous person I ever knew, having met him when I was three years old. For the whole time I had the pleasure of knowing him, he was the warmest and most personable man, always lending words of support and encouragement – and offering himself to my family when we were going through a rough time. He had an ever-present humility and open-heartedness uncommon in people of his stature. I am deeply shaken at the news of his loss and my heart goes out to all members of his family.”
“Bob Saget was a good man and a very funny person. I’m going to miss him very much,” comic and podcast host Joe Rogan wrote.
The studio behind Full House issued a statement Sunday night. “Warner Bros. Television mourns the tragic loss of our dear friend Bob Saget. Bob was a father figure to many worldwide in his role as Danny Tanner on Full House. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues, and fans.”
Read more reactions from social media below.
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
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
Sad day for comedy world.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) 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
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
Nice guys DO finish first. Beyond his considerable talents, Bob Saget was a kind and gentle presence that always made every one in the room feel at ease. A sweeter man there never was. And a wicked sense of humor that would make you howl with laughter.
God bless you, Bob pic.twitter.com/eUgXP1i1kl
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) January 10, 2022
So sad about Bob Saget. Rest In Peace.
— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) January 10, 2022
RIP Bob Saget. Everything I start to write about him just feels inadequate. He is universally loved. I am so grateful he was my friend.
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) January 10, 2022
BOB … it was great to know you … Oh are you going to make God blush https://t.co/73YihoSRSr
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) January 10, 2022
I am in shock. I am so numb right now.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 10, 2022
Life can turn to shit in one moment. My heart aches for his whole https://t.co/QgzsNwpO7x often a ruthless business he was historically not just hilarious but more importantly one of the kindest human beings I ever met in my career.
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) 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
I don't even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and was so lucky to work with someone so funny, soulful and kind. His role on himym was a voice in the future, looking back on all of life's complexity with a smile, and that's how I'll always remember him #RIPBobSaget…
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) 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
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) January 10, 2022
There goes a large piece of so many people’s childhoods. Bob Saget was the sweet dad, the vulgar comic, and wrapped it all up into one unique package. What a loss. pic.twitter.com/GDuqZ3ra4O
— Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) January 10, 2022
There wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget. I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It’s all too much to handle.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 10, 2022
— Bobby Lee (@bobbyleelive) January 10, 2022
The only people who said terrible things about Bob Saget were his best friends. 💔
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) January 10, 2022
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 10, 2022
I had the pleasure of a once in a lifetime candid interaction with Bob Saget and Norman Lear a few months ago that had a warmth generally reserved for long time friends. Every story I heard about Bob was confirmed that night. His dark humor, generosity, and love for ppl. RIP xx pic.twitter.com/zwWF1FWPsb
— NYT Least Relevant Notable of 2021 Jeremy O Harris (@jeremyoharris) January 10, 2022
I have always and will always love Bob Saget. https://t.co/dAlMU913Wc
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) January 3, 2022
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
Shocking and sad news tonight. Bob Saget was such a caring and supportive person. So many memories shared between two proud @templeuniv graduates on the night of this photo and many moments that followed. pic.twitter.com/AmNj26dLIz
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) January 10, 2022
He had the biggest heart and wore it on his sleeve. He was so generous with his feelings. A mensch. #BobSaget
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 10, 2022
I’m at a complete loss over my friend Bob Saget. He was gentle, he was kind, and he was beyond funny.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was one of the first celebrities I met when I started working in LA. Full House was my comfort show growing up, so I truly, genuinely lost my shit. He was still so lovely and gracious and easy. I’m so sad. Rest In Peace to one of the sweetest dads on TV. 💛
— Isabella Gomez (@Isabella_Gomez) 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
Lost a great guy and a friend.
RIP Bob Saget https://t.co/xWse8pNqCk
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) January 10, 2022
Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget. Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs. Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 10, 2022
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) January 10, 2022
Bob thank you for always being there for me and everyone. You were one of a kind. Loyal, loving, smart, talented and so funny. I’m in shock. I will miss you my wonderful friend. #rip #bobsaget pic.twitter.com/DkX7pFybeR
— David Steinberg (@david_steinberg) January 10, 2022
He was truly one the nicest people EVER. Really. Just wow I’m sad about this. Rip to #BobSagat
— Certified ?uestlover (@questlove) January 10, 2022
I feel sick about Bob Saget. He was such a kind man. He was always so friendly and humble. What a horrible loss. 🙏🏼
— Jessica Kirson (@JessicaKirson) January 10, 2022
I loved Bob Saget. No one made me laugh more. A lovely engaged warm human being. RIP
— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) January 10, 2022
Laughing backstage with Bob Saget and Isaiah Washington before our interview. Bob was one of those rare celebs who was as kind in real life as he was on camera. pic.twitter.com/IPG99eXCvu
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 10, 2022
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