Hollywood mourns Bob Saget’s sudden death

(Bob Saget, John Stamos, CREDIT: Shutterstock)

On January 9, 2022, we reported that Grammy Award-nominated stand-up comedian, T.V. host, director, and beloved sit-com patriarch Danny Tanner from Full House, Bob Saget passed away in a hotel room in Orlando Florida at age 65. 

The world was shocked to hear of his passing and Hollywood quickly began posting memories, condolences to his family, and their shock and heartbreak over the news.

Jimmy Kimmel honored the late Bob Saget in a teary-eyed segment Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“If you read anything about Bob online last night. If you saw any of the many thoughts from people who knew him personally, a word that came up a lot was the ‘sweetest,’” Kimmel said at one point in his emotional tribute. “And Bob was the sweetest. He was the sweetest man … If you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it, ‘sweetest.’”

On Sunday evening, shortly after news of Saget’s death broke, SNL star Pete Davidson, 28, penned a tribute to the late television star in a statement that was shared on Twitter by SNL writer and stand-up comedian Dave Sirus.

“Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet,” Davidson wrote in his statement.

“When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff. He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can – connecting us with doctors and new things we can try,” he continued. “He would check in on me and make sure I was okay.”

Added Davidson: “I love you Bob it was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. My condolences to the family.”

“Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet,” Davidson wrote in his statement.

After the initial shock and horror of learning of his friend’s death from TMZ on Twitter, Jon Lovitz followed up on Monday morning with a heartfelt post, even mentioning specifically a subject near and dear to Saget’s heart, scleroderma, the horrific disease which took Saget’s sister Gay from him:

Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on Full House, shared her emotional tribute on Instagram to her T.V. dad played by Saget:

As soon as the news broke, co-star and friend John Stamos immediately took to Twitter to share his shock and he has since shared an eloquently written tribute in his Instagram page:

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who played Saget’s (character’s) youngest child Michelle Tanner are “deeply saddened” after their former Full House co-star Bob Saget died on Sunday.

“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. 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,” Mary-Kate and Ashley said in a statement

Even though Saget never made an onscreen appearance on the series How I Met Your Mother, his beloved voiceovers as the older Ted Mosby were a massive part of the series. Josh Radnor, who starred as Ted, took to Twitter shortly after news broke about Bob’s death to share how much he admired Bob and how he was an important member of the HIMYM cast.

Alyson Hannigan, who knew Bob prior to working with him on HIMYM, shared this touching story about babysitting his daughter.

Neil Patrick Harris said he was “stunned” to hear about Bob’s sudden death.

Cobie Smulders shared a cute photo alongside Bob on Instagram and also highlighted his scleroderma charity work in honor of his late sister.

On Monday, TODAY’s Al Roker remembered interviewing him on his digital show Cold Cuts, and Craig Melvin looked back at interviewing the cast of Fuller House.

It is abundantly clear that the man was beloved by almost everyone with whom he crossed paths.