The world was shocked earlier this week to hear the news that Full House star Bob Saget had died unexpectedly in a hotel room at age 65. Now, his co-stars from the popular 1990s sitcom are coming forward to share their thoughts and condolences about the actor’s passing and what it means for them personally.
Bob Saget was on a stand-up comedy tour and even did a two hour set earlier in the evening on Sunday, which he tweeted about in what would become his final post ever. Sadly, the actor and former host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and star of Full House was found unresponsive in his hotel room and pronounced dead at the scene. Mere hours after his death, his co-stars on the series took to social media to share how devastated they were to hear the bad news.
John Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis for almost 200 episodes on Full House was the first to take to social media to share that he was “gutted” by the news, revealing that he considered Bob Saget one of his best friends. “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,” he wrote.
John Stamos would later go on to share a lengthier post on behalf of the rest of the cast about Bob Saget on his Instagram page in which they explained that, although the cast of Full House was merely a TV family, they all carried themselves as though they were a real one. As a result, he feels he lost a real brother.
John Stamos isn’t alone in sharing a similar sentiment toward Bob Saget. The third TV dad in their trio, Dave Coulier, who played best-friend Joey Gladstone on Full House shared a photo of himself holding Bob Saget’s hand on a red carpet along with the caption “I’ll never let go, brother. Love you.”
In a statement to People, Aunt Becky actress Lori Loughlin shared that she too was “devasted” by the loss of Bob Saget and shared Stamos’ sentiment that he was like an actual family member to her. She remarked on his “kind heart and quick wit” and thanked him for “a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter.”
As if the devastating news of Bob Saget’s death couldn’t get sadder, his on-screen daughters chimed in as well. Candace Cameron Bure, who played his eldest kid DJ Tanner on Full House took to Twitter to share that she loved her on-screen dad. In an Instagram post, she noted that knowing him for 35 years simply wasn’t enough.
The duo behind Michelle Tanner, the youngest child on Full House, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, issued a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight noting what a “loving, compassionate and generous man” Bob Saget was. “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 wrote about Bob Saget.
Finally, Jodie Sweetin, who played middle child Stephanie Tanner on Full House took to Instagram where she shared a series of photos of her and Bob Saget not just on the original sitcom, but its Netflix spinoff Fuller House as well. “There aren’t enough words to express what I’m feeling today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a slice of who he was,” she began the lengthy eulogy post about Bob Saget.
Jodie Sweetin went on to explain what it was like to grow up with Bob Saget being ever-present in her life, discussing times he would entertain her and his own daughters and how he helped shape her taste in music and comedy. She concluded her thoughts on her on-screen dad by dusting off her old Full House catchphrase in what was perhaps the most touching sendoff of the bunch.
“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,” Jodie Sweetin concluded of Bob Saget.