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Bob Saget death updates – Wife Kelly Rizzo attends funeral for Full House star along with close family and friends

BOB Saget’s loved ones said goodbye to the star during a private ceremony Friday, as his cause of death is still yet to be confirmed.

The comedian’s Full House co-stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were in attendance, as was Saget’s good friend John Mayer.

The fan-favorite actor, best known for his character Danny Tanner in the show Full House, was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.

Saget was found by hotel security who then put in a call around 4pm to the sheriff and fire department. According to TMZ, authorities now believe that his cause of his death could be a heart attack or stroke.

That report has yet to be confirmed by a medical report.

It comes as his loved ones are holding a private funeral service on Friday.

Former co-star John Stamos tweeted on Friday morning: “Today will be the hardest day of my life.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Read our Bob Saget live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • What were his last words?

    Bob Saget reportedly made his last phone call to his wife Kelly Rizzo before allegedly “dying in his sleep.”

    His wife became concerned later the next day as Bob was supposed to be on a flight returning to Los Angeles.

  • Donations pour in

    After his sister’s death in 1994 to a rare autoimmune disease called scleroderma, Saget began raising money for research and advocating for a cure for the disease.

    He became a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF).

    In the days following his death, SRF announced a $1.5 million dollar matching gift, in the form of a grant to match every donation made in honor of the late comic.

    Joanne Gold, the foundation’s executive director, spoke to CNN about the overwhelming support shown.

    “We’ve received donations from more than 1,500 donors from all over the world, totaling over $90k,” said Gold.

  • What has Bob Saget said about his daughters?

    In a 2016 interview with People, Saget called his daughters “the light of my life.”

    “I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful. They’re all artists.”

  • Andrea Barber says Saget ‘gave the biggest hugs’

    Barber played next-door neighbor and DJ Tanner’s best friend Kimmy Gibbler on Full House.

    She also appeared with Saget on the spin-off series Fuller House.

    In an Instagram post, she shared photos and a message about Saget: “This one hurts. 💔 He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs.

    “I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again. Bob ended every text, every interaction with “Love you.” Didn’t matter how long or short we’d been apart. He loved so deeply and so fiercely. And he never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him.

    “This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget – don’t hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him.
    💫

    “Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth. ❤️”

  • Saget ‘found by housekeeping’

    Saget was reportedly found dead by hotel housekeeping on January 9 after he failed to checkout on time.

    The iconic actor and comic was found dead at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida, just hours after he performed at a stand-up show.

    Sources told PEOPLE that the room was neat, with no signs of trauma and that Saget’s bags were packed by the door when he was found dead.

    The housekeeping manager tried to perform CPR on him after calling 911, the outlet reported, but paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

    The Sheriff’s Department and fire department responded to the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando at around 4pm after Saget was found in his room by hotel security.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Who are Bob Saget’s children?

    Bob Saget had three children from his first marriage to his high school sweetheart, Sherri Kramer.

    The comedian had twins Aubrey and Lara Melanie, who were born in 1987.

    His youngest child, Jennifer Belle, was born in 1992.

    Aubrey is a painter and art curator.

    Lara Melanie is also an artist and works as a yoga instructor.

    It’s not known was Jennifer does for a living, however, Saget has previously said all of his children “are artists”.

  • Somber Mary-Kate Olsen spotted

    A somber Mary-Kate Olson was seen in New York just days after the shocking death of her TV father, Bob Saget.

    On Tuesday, Mary-Kate kept her head glued to her phone as she walked past on a cold day.

    In the wake of the devastating news, the Olsen twins, both 35, said they were “deeply saddened.”

    “Bob was the most loving, compassionate, and generous man,” they told Page Six.

    “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.”

  • Olsen twins release joint statement

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House, released a statement about Saget’s passing.

    “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,” the Olsens said in the statement, which was obtained by People.

    “We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”

  • Who was Bob Saget, continued

    By 1989, Bob Saget had become the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, where he remained until 1997.

    Throughout the 1990s, Saget directed several films, including For Hope and Dirty Work.

    He went on to star in the sitcom Raising Dad, and appeared as the host of NBC game show, 1 vs. 100.

    In the hit series How I Met Your Mother, Saget narrated the sitcom as the voice of future Ted Mosby.

    From 2016 until 2020, Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner in the Full House sequel series, Fuller House.

    Saget made his return to hosting in 2019, with ABC’s Videos After Dark and CMT game show, Nashville Squares.

  • Who was Bog Saget?

    Bob Saget was a stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and director.

    He graduated from Abington Senior High School in 1975, with the intention to pursue a career in medicine.

    After his English teacher urged him to delve into his creativity, Saget went on to attend Temple University’s film school.

    He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in 1978.

    After briefly appearing on CBS’ The Morning Program in 1987, Saget was cast as Danny Tanner in Full House, one of his most memorable roles.

  • ‘Hardest day of Stamos’ life’

    Bob Saget’s co-star and close friend John Stamos is seen arriving at Saget’s funeral on Friday.

    Earlier in the day Stamos tweeted: “Today will be the hardest day of my life.

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

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  • Jimmy Kimmel seen at funeral

    The late-night host was pictured arriving at Bob Saget’s funeral on Friday.

    In his tribute to Bob, Jimmy Kimmel said the late actor was “so funny” – and he wasn’t just talking about the star’s credits like Full House or America’s Funniest Home Videos.

    “I mean funny for real, like when you walked into a party and you saw Bob and his wife Kelly [Rizzo] in the corner, you go straight to them and stay for as long as you could because he had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone,” he said.

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  • Bob’s funeral was on Friday

    Bob’s widow Kelly Rizzo arrived early around 1pm at the service’s location in Los Angeles on Friday.

    More than a hundred guests followed, including comedian Mike Binder, close pals Jeffrey Ross and John Stamos and his wife.

    Marc Maron, Full House actress Candace Cameron and Judd Apatow, along with Jimmy Kimmel were also among the high-profile guests who attended the 2pm service.

  • Bob Saget’s last days with wife Kelly Rizzo

    Just days before his death, Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo shared an Instagram post of them together celebrating “another year of fun.”

    Kelly Rizzo and Bob were seen laughing and joking in the video shared as the couple spent their first Christmas together.

    “Another year of fun with this one…sorry December got a bit lazy,” Kelly, 42, captioned the post from December 29.

    Former “Full House” star Bob also left sweet comments on Kelly’s posts as he headed off to perform shows after the holidays.

    “Pretty….pretty…pretty…. pretty… Pretty,” he wrote on one picture of his wife.

  • Bob Saget’s family’s statement

    Saget’s family broke their silence following the actor and comedian’s shocking death on Sunday.

    “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away,” the family said in a statement.

    “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.”

    Saget’s family asked for privacy at this time but invited fans to “join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”

  • Bob Saget’s first wife, Sherri Kramer

    Sherri Kramer is the first wife of Full House television star, Bob Saget.

    The couple tied the knot in 1982, before subsequently divorcing in 1997. Before their divorce, the couple had three children.

    Their first child Aubrey was born in 1987, their second, Lara Melanie, was born in 1989, and their third child Jennifer Belle Saget was born in 1992.

    According to the State Bar of California, Sherri Kramer has a law license. However, it has been inactive for years.

    Currently, Sherri is a marriage and family therapist by profession according to a US federal government website. She also works as a screenwriter and author.

  • Bob Saget died on his sister’s birthday

    Gay Saget was born on January 9, 1947. She passed in 1994.

    Before his death on Sunday, Bob Saget shared a message to his late sister via the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

    “Scleroderma Research Foundation board member @BobSaget remembers his sister on her birthday: ‘Today would have been my sister Gay’s 75th birthday,’” the SRF tweeted.

    “‘She lost her life to scleroderma at age 47. No one should have to suffer as Gay did, which is why I’m committed to finding a cure.’”

    Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that directly affects the skin and connective tissues.

    The illness is more common in women than men and currently has no cure.

  • Who are Bob Saget’s siblings?

    Bob Saget grew up with two siblings, both of whom died at a young age.

    His sister Andrea died of an aneurysm at the age of 34. He had another sister, Gay, who passed away at the age of 47, just a few years after she was diagnosed with scleroderma.

    Following Gay’s death, Saget wrote and directed the 1996 film, For Hope.

    The movie starred Dana Delany, and aired on ABC.

    Aside from filmmaking in honor of his late sister, Saget also served on the Scleroderma Research Foundation Board.

    According to the now-deceased comedian, his parents lost multiple children in their lifetime.

  • Saget wrote about death days before death

    The Full House actor mentioned that Betty, 99, always said that “the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981.”

    He continued: “Well, if things work out by Betty’s design— in the afterlife, they are reunited.

    “I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this.”

  • Celebrities remember ‘America’s Dad’

    Multiple tributes by celebrities and fans were also posted online almost immediately after the news of Saget’s death.

    Comedian Nikki Glaser wrote: “I’ll miss Bob Saget so much. He was as kind as he was funny.”

    Star Trek actor, George Takei, said he was “deeply saddened” to learn of Saget’s “untimely” passing.

    “Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs. Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls.”

    Bobby Lee called Saget “one of the nicest guys in this business.”

    “My heart is broken,” he added.

  • Kimmel: Bob was ‘funny for real’

    In his tribute to Bob, Jimmy Kimmel said the late actor was “so funny” – and he wasn’t just talking about the star’s credits like Full House or America’s Funniest Home Videos.

    “I mean funny for real, like when you walked into a party and you saw Bob and his wife Kelly [Rizzo] in the corner, you go straight to them and stay for as long as you could because he had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone,” he said.

  • Jimmy Kimmel’s tribute to the ‘sweetest’ comedian

    Jimmy Kimmel broke down in tears while paying tribute to his close friend Bob Saget on Monday night.

    The talk show host, 54, called Bob the “sweetest” and “kindest” man in a tearful monologue after the comedian was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday.

    “Bob was the sweetest, he was the sweetest man, and the reason people wrote that is because it’s true. It’s the best word – if you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it: the sweetest.”

    He went on: “I have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts and emails, calls from Bob. He always had a compliment.

    “He would write sometimes just to tell me he loved me, and I know he did that for many people.”

  • Saget’s last email to Steve Harvey

    Steve Harvey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following Saget’s untimely death.

    He revealed that the late comic had sent an email to Harvey just two days before his death.

    “He wanted me to come do this new podcast he had, man,” Harvey said about the email. “He really respected the moral stances that I take, he was just talking about all the good times that we’ve had.”

    Harvey’s staff read the email to him.

    “They read the email to me, so it was a little hard. He was a great dude.”

  • Jodie Sweetin calls Saget ‘best TV dad ever’

    Sweetin starred as middle daughter Stephanie Tanner on Full House alongside Saget.

    She took to Instagram to post a few photos and a tribute message to honor Saget’s passing.

    “There aren’t enough words to express what I’m feeling today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a slice of who he was,” her caption begins.

    “Bob was a wonderful human being.”

    “He was a genuinely kind spirit who made it through so much in his life, and was most happy when he was helping others.”

    “I would always say “you’re the best TV dad ever”. And he was.”

  • Who owns the Full House home?

    In 2016, Full House showrunner Jeff Franklin purchased the famous home featured in the sitcom.

    His original plans were reportedly to remodel the home into an exact replica of the set used throughout the series.

    Due to complaints from neighbors about the increase of tourism in the area, Franklin put the home up for sale.

    In October of 2020, the Full House home sold for $5.35million, to a new, unnamed homeowner.

    The 3,728 square foot house features three stories, a master suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet, and spa bath, as well as views of the San Francisco Bay.

    Located on Postcard Row in San Francisco, the home has four bedrooms.

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