Bob Saget Dies at 65: Social Media Mourns ‘Full House’ Star’s Death

by Joe Rutland
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With news breaking online that Full House star and comedian Bob Saget died at 65, stars from the sports and entertainment world speak out.

TMZ reported that Saget, who was in Florida doing a number of stand-up shows, was found dead on Sunday in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando.

His brand of humor in his stand-up act certainly flew in the face of his Danny Tanner character opposite Dave Coulier on the ABC family sitcom. But many are remembering Bob Saget for his kindness to them away from the spotlight on Sunday night.

Former pro basketball player and current commentator Rex Chapman put this out after hearing the news himself.

Jon Stewart offers a short tribute to his fellow comedian.

Comedian Nikki Glaser also has this to share, too, as did actor Joel McHale as reported by Variety.

Bob Saget Tributes Keep Pouring In From Gilbert Gottfried, Philadelphia Eagles Player

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, one of many good friends that are sending out their condolences, says: “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.”

Actress Quinta Brunson of ABC’s Abbott Elementary sent this out about Bob Saget: “Man, rest well Bob Saget. Philadelphian, Temple alum, and incredible comedian.”

Philadelphia Eagles player Lane Johnson writes, “RIP to @bobsaget! It [sic, I] was proud to call you a friend. One of the greatest comedians ever & a Philly legend.”

Pro wrestler and Twitter fan The Iron Sheik writes, “BOB SAGET YOU THE BEST DAD ON THE EARTH. MY HEART BROKEN FOREVER”.

Kat Dennings offers her condolences: “Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family.”

Beatrice Verhoeven, who is a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, shares this personal story about an interaction with Bob Saget: “When I was just starting out as a reporter, I was at my 1st premiere & Bob Saget & John Stamos were there. I had to go talk to them, having watched them my entire childhood. Bob went out of his way to ask me questions, to learn about me. The world lost a light today. #RipBobSaget”.

For many, watching Full House and later Fuller House put people in touch with a part of themselves that grew up with Bob Saget.

And who could forget his turn as the longtime host of America’s Funniest Home Videos?

The comedian will be missed by his fans, but especially by his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three children. Outsider sends our condolences to the Saget family at this time, too.