“Full House” Cast Releases Joint Statement About Bob Saget’s Passing

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On Sunday afternoon (Jan. 9), it was reported that Full House star and comedian Bob Saget had unexpectedly passed away.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed TMZ‘s initial reports that Saget had been found dead in his Orlando hotel room. TMZ reported that around 4PM Eastern Time, the Sheriff’s Department and fire department responded to an unconscious man at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Saget’s family released the following statement following his death:

“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.”

Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters from a previous marriage, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.

Saget was in the middle of his I Don’t Do Negative Tour, which had kicked off just two days before his death on January 7th.

After his January 8th show in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Saget took to social media for what would become the last post he ever wrote.

After the news was confirmed, tributes to the actor, most famous for portraying Danny Tanner in the ABC sitcom Full House, poured in from his co-stars, friends, and fans.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played Michelle Tanner on Full House, released a rare statement to the press about Saget’s passing.

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.

Jodie Sweetin, the actress who played his daughter aStephanie on Full House penned a lengthy Instagram tribute which ended with, “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.”

On Monday afternoon (Jan 10), the entire cast of Full House came together and released the following statement:

“Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.” ~ John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate.

Candace Cameron Bure, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, and Full House creator Jeff Franklin all posted the same photo and statement to Instagram. The Olsen twins and Lori Loughlin do not have Instagram.

See the post below.