Legendary Producer Norman Lear Shares Touching Tribute to Bob Saget: ‘Could Not Have Loved Him More’

by Joe Rutland
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Norman Lear, who has spent many years around funny people, offered his condolences after hearing about the death of Bob Saget.

Saget, 65, was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Sunday. The actor-comedian had been performing a number of stand-up shows in Florida.

In fact, Bob Saget sent out his last social media post after Saturday night’s show.

Let’s see what Lear had to say about his good friend.

Upon reading his words, fans of Bob Saget offered their own comments.

One writes, “I’m very sorry for your loss Norman.”

Another won writes a longer note for Bob Saget: “I’ve always heard nothing but nice things said about him. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but I grew up watching him as one of the all-time best TV Dads. I grew a greater appreciation for him when I was older and saw his comedy. He is gone way too soon.”

Then, this fan puts some perspective on the matter: “He was the tv dad to a generation. Stunned and saddened to hear this news.”

Yes, for many who hear this news, the actor-comedian always will be connected to his Danny Tanner role on Full House. He starred opposite John Stamos and Dave Coulier on the ABC sitcom.

Bob Saget would introduce millions of people to humorous videos through America’s Funniest Home Videos.

He leaves behind a wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three children.

Bob Saget Receives Outpouring of Love From Actors, Comics, Celebrities

News started spreading fast on Sunday night once the reports were confirmed about the death of Bob Saget.

Actor Henry Winkler went on Twitter to share his condolences.

Winkler says: “BOB … it was great to know you … Oh are you going to make God blush”.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried writes: “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.”

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.”

Did you know that Bob Saget took a spin at directing a film in 1998?

He was able to get late comedian Norm Macdonald to star in Dirty Work. It hit movie theaters one year after finishing up his time on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Macdonald, known for his work on Saturday Night Live and his stand-up routines, died in 2021 at 61 years old.

Bob Saget holds a special place in the hearts of TV viewers and comedy fans all over the world.