Tim Allen Mourns His ‘Great Friend’ Bob Saget

by Allison Hambrick
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 26: (L-R) Christian Slater, Tim Allen, Robin Williams and Bob Saget attend the 13th Annual "Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine" Benefit for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 26, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)

After his untimely death, tributes began flowing for “America’s Dad,” Bob Saget. Among the mourners was fellow ’90s icon Tim Allen.

“Terribly sad news great friend, great comedian and wonderful man Bob Saget passed,” tweeted Allen. “Hit me hard. Prayers and my open heart to his family.”

Allen was far from the only star to post about Saget’s tragic passing. Henry Winkler tweeted “oh are you going to make god blush.” Jim Carrey praised Saget’s “big big heart and warped comic mind.”

“Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny,” wrote legendary television producer Norman Lear. “And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.”

At only 65, Saget was found dead in an Orlando hotel room. Just hours before, Saget posted about how much he enjoyed his final comedy show. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has shared few details about the actor’s death, but they said there was no foul play or evidence of substance abuse.

Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the Sheriff’s Office explained. “The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

Both His Real-life and Onscreen Families Pay Tribute to Bob Saget

Saget is most known for Full House. Many of his onscreen family members mourned him on social media. Saget starred as widower Danny Tanner alongside John Stamos as his former brother-in-law and Dave Coulier as his best friend. They both move in to help raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweeten, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The series ran from 1987 to 1995 on ABC. It remains popular amongst fans who grew up watching the show.

“My heart is broken,” Coulier tweeted. “I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.” Even though the show concluded over 25 years ago, the cast remained close over the years. They even returned for the Netflix reboot Fuller House, which streamed new episodes over five seasons from 2016 to 2020.

“I will never ever have another friend like him,” said Stamos. Saget’s television caught Cameron said “I don’t know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.” Her onscreen sisters, the Olsen twins, said that he was “the most loving, compassionate and generous man.”

Saget’s real-life family also released a statement regarding his death: “He was everything to us, and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”