Viola Davis, Mindy Kaling, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and More Celebrities Honor Bob Saget
Celebrities are mourning the death of Bob Saget, who died at the age of 65. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed his passing on Jan. 9. "Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room," the statement read. "The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget"
Tributes from Bob's peers and friends continue to pour in as they reflect on the legacy of the longtime comedian, who starred in ABC's Full House while hosting America's Funniest Home Videos. "I don't know what to say 💔. I have no words," Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure tweeted. "Bob was one of the best humans beings I've ever known in my life. I loved him so much." Fellow Full House actor John Stamos shared a similar sentiment: "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." His eldest daughter, Aubrey, shared a screenshot of the last text message she received from her father, Bob, before his unexpected death via an Instagram Story. "Thank u. Love u. Showtime!" he wrote. Ahead, see how other celebrities are remembering "America's dad."
The Entire Full House Cast
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
On Jan. 9, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who starred alongside Bob in Full House from 1987 to 1985, issued a statement to People following the death of their TV dad. "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," they said. "We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences."
Candace Cameron Bure
"Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend, he was my family," Lori Loughlin said in a statement, obtained by People. "I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you Bobby."
"This one hurts. 💔 He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again. Bob ended every text, every interaction with 'Love you.' Didn't matter how long or short we'd been apart," Full House costar Andrea Barber captioned an Instagram post featuring a carousel of candid photos with the iconic comedian. "He loved so deeply and so fiercely. And he never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget - don't hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him."
She concluded: "Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth. ❤️"