Announced yesterday, the comedian and Full House star Bob Saget was announced dead at age 65. This came as a shock to many, since he was young and believed to be in good health. Many on Twitter began to mourn his absence, deeming him “America’s father” after his role as Danny Tanner on the popular show Full House. However, not only did those who watched him on the show pay respects online, many of his former co-hosts paid their tributes as well.
Bob Saget's death at 65 shocked peers and fans and tributes came flooding in on Twitter, praising the veteran comedian for his talent and kindness. https://t.co/PgYUY9BubW
— ABC News (@ABC) January 10, 2022
A few of the tributes
As mentioned, many on Twitter came to mourn Bob Saget after his passing was announced. However, many Hollywood stars also posted their condolences and sadness, coming from both who worked with him or had never worked with him. Pete Davidson, who does not have social media, wrote that Saget was “one of the nicest men on the planet.” He wrote that when he was younger and through when they were friends, Saget was there to help him through difficult times.
Pete Davidson calls Bob Saget “one of the nicest men on the planet” in touching tribute:
“he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff. He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can – connecting us with doctors and new things we can try” pic.twitter.com/M0uK80WUmk
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 10, 2022
Candace Bure, who played Bob Saget’s TV daughter in the show, wrote on Twitter that “Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.” John Stamos, who played Jesse, wrote that he “will never ever have another friend like him.”
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
Not only were many reflecting Saget’s time on Full House, but many also discussed when he hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos, where he brought millions of laughs as many watched embarrassing amateur videos sent in from audience members.
Spent so much of my childhood watching Bob Saget on my TV screen. Full House. AFV. Etc.
RIP to a comedy legend who brought us a lot of laughs. https://t.co/5NbAsHk6mx
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) January 10, 2022
As a child of the '90s, there were celebrities who just became planets in my orbit because of their involvement in projects I was obsessed with. Robin Williams. Phil Hartman. Now Bob Saget joins them.
From the Tanners to AFV, RIP to someone who kept my living room full of light pic.twitter.com/0JVuk8opyY
— Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) January 10, 2022
With Betty White’s death occuring only a little before, many are even more upset since Saget wrote a touching tribute to White, where now many are saying the same about his passing.
Bob Saget commenting on the passing of his longtime friend Betty White just a week ago. Life is precious. pic.twitter.com/U5Wg3sbMeq
— Andrew Hickey 💙 (@andrewmhickey) January 10, 2022
Barely a week ago, Bob Saget posted this sweet tribute to Betty White.
Two comedy greats lost in such a short span is just cruel. pic.twitter.com/shwVgdiMwL
— Gabrielle Starr (@gfstarr1) January 10, 2022
Overall, Bob Saget was well loved and appreciated not only by Hollywood stars who worked with him side by side but also by strangers who never met him, but he still brought a smile to their faces.