September 29, 2023


Arts Eternal

‘Funny, soulful and kind’: Friends, co-stars pay tribute to Bob Saget

Bob Saget, the comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising three daughters in the sitcom Full House, was found dead Sunday in Florida.

His death at 65 shocked peers and fans, leading to a flood of tributes praising the veteran comedian for his talent and kindness.

Here is a roundup of some of those tributes:

“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.” — Candace Cameron Bure, via Twitter

“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.” — Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, in a statement

“My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.” — Dave Coulier, via Twitter

“I don’t even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and was so lucky to work with someone so funny, soulful and kind. His role on HIMYM was a voice in the future, looking back on all of life’s complexity with a smile, and that’s how I’ll always remember him.” — How I Met You Mother co-creator Craig Thomas, via Twitter

“I’m endlessly grateful that HIMYM brought Bob Saget into my life. I’ll hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days.” — How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor, via Twitter

“Great man. Funny as hell. Such a nice person. Love to Bob and his whole family.” — Adam Sandler, via Twitter

“Still in shock. 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.” — Gilbert Gottfried, via Twitter

“The only people who said terrible things about Bob Saget were his best friends.” — Tom Arnold, via Twitter

“You couldn’t find a nicer or sharper wit than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated.” — Kathy Griffin, via Twitter

“One of my fav memories of Bob was when I was babysitting his daughter. I was 15 & couldn’t get her to sleep/stop crying. Bob came home, took her in his arms, played a Tracy Chapman song & danced with her until she fell asleep. He was a wonderful Dad and human #RipBobSaget Love u.” — How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan, via Twitter

“R.I.P. buddy. Life can turn to shit in one moment. My heart aches for his whole family. In often a ruthless business he was historically not just hilarious but more importantly one of the kindest human beings I ever met in my career.” — Richard Lewis, via Twitter

“Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy, my condolences to his daughters & other family.” — Whoopi Goldberg, via Twitter