Bob Saget died unexpectedly on Sunday in Florida at the age of 65. In the ’90s, Saget was the king of television, best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos for most of the decade.
During his run as Tanner, the cleaning-obsessed, wholesome single father in Full House, Saget widely became known as America’s Dad. It was a fitting title, as Saget’s performance delivered everything you’d want from a dad; he was kind, caring, extremely dorky, and always there to give you a hug at the end of the day.
But he turned out to be more like America’s Dirty Dad. In real life, Saget was a prolific standup comedian and he had an affinity for telling filthy jokes, which shocked many fans who only knew him from Full House.
Yet the fact that Saget was able to so convincingly play Tanner speaks to his talent as an actor and while he may have loved a dirty joke, it’s clear from the flooding of tributes from friends, family, and co-workers that Saget’s heart was full of life and love. Here are a few of the best tributes to the television legend.
Of course, many of Saget’s Full House co-stars shared loving tributes to him, including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and the Olsen Twins.
I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) January 10, 2022
Candace Cameron Bure
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” the Olsen twins wrote in a statement. “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. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
Several comedians and friends also posted about Saget’s passing.
Beautiful Bob Saget passed away today at 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for goodness’ sake. :’^} pic.twitter.com/QVSITsfaVj
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 10, 2022
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I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. 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. #RipBobSaget
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was funny and kind, but also, let’s not forgot, for people my age, he was the original Hot Dad. It’s not important but it’s true
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 10, 2022
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more. pic.twitter.com/TM8r1hzCfO
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 10, 2022