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They thanked him for the laughter, through their tears.
Fellow comedians and actors took to social media Sunday to offer condolences and bittersweet reminiscences of Bob Saget, who died suddenly at age 65.
Led by his co-stars on “Full House,” the sitcom that launched Saget to fame, fellow actors, comedians and the celebrities who knew him paid tribute.
Saget’s “Full House” co-stars expressed their shock at the sudden and unexpected death. Saget had played Danny Tanner, a widower who gets help raising his three daughters from his brother-in-law and a college pal, for eight seasons from 1987 to 1994. He reprised the role in the Netflix reboot, “Fuller House,” which ran from 2016 to mid-2020.
John Stamos, who played brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis, was caught off-guard.
“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock,” he tweeted. “I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s teen daughter on “Full House,” was left speechless.
I don’t know what to say,” she tweeted. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”
An onscreen offspring from another series also grieved her TV father.
“Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man,” tweeted Kat Dennings, who starred on a single-season sitcom on the WB network, playing a 15-year-old raised by her widowed father, played by Saget, on “Raising Dad.” “I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family.”
Like Bure, Saget’s fellow funnyman Jon Stewart too seemed at a loss for words.
“Bob Saget… Just the funniest and nicest…” he tweeted.
Other comedians could not believe he was gone so suddenly.
“Still in shock,” Gilbert Gottfried tweeted, along with a photo of the pair. “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.”
Jason Alexander, of “Seinfeld” fame, wrote of his friend’s caring nature and the loss to the world.
“I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day,” he tweeted. “No one gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget hits deep. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and dear and cared about people deeply. He was the definition of “a good egg.” Too soon he leaves.”
TV writer and show creator Norman Lear, who counted Saget as a close friend, lauded a dear and decent human.
“Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny,” the 99-year-old tweeted in sorrow and appreciation. “And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.”
Patton Oswalt bemoaned a coffee the two never got to share.
“Bob was at my house in October interviewing me for a documentary,” the comedian tweeted with stills from the shoot. “He was sharp and dark and funny as always and we were gonna catch up over coffee when he was done editing, and now I’m crying.”