John Stamos wrote on Twitter that he was “gutted” and “heartbroken” over the death of his longtime friend, Bob Saget. The duo starred in “Full House” together and remained close over the years. Saget was found dead in an Orlando, Florida hotel room Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was 65.
“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock,” Stamos wrote on Twitter. “I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a statement that Saget had died. While they did not specify a cause of death for the actor, they said there were no signs of foul play or drug use.
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Fans Said Saget & Stamos Were ‘A Huge Part of Many of Our Childhoods’
Fans of Saget wrote on Twitter that he and Stamos were a large part of their childhoods.
“You, Bob, and Dave were such a huge part of so many of our childhoods. It’s so heartbreaking to lose someone you feel you knew when you were a child,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“this,” another person wrote in a reply. “i started crying in the shower, surprised how sad this made me. but it’s our childhood.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was the first law enforcement agency to confirm Saget’s death.
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Twitter.
Other Celebrities Also Expressed Shock & Dismay Over Saget’s Death
Many other celebrities also wrote tributes to Saget on Twitter in the hours after his death was announced.
“Still in shock,” Gilbert Gottfried wrote on Twitter. “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.”
“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,” Norman Lear wrote on Twitter.
Saget recently wrote a tribute to Betty White, who died on December 31, 2021.
This amazing woman was exactly who you wanted her to be…
Razor sharp wit, smart, kind, hilarious, sincere, and so full of love.
From the first time I snuck into ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ at 15 years old and watched her hit everything she said out of the park, to decades later, getting to hang out with her on several occasions, I had a small peek into what a remarkable talent and human being Betty was.
We were on an ABC jet once for a junket and I was sitting across from her, both of us sipping Bloody Mary’s. We had been laughing for hours— I looked into her eyes and faux romantically said, “How ‘bout it, Betty, you and me in the bathroom? Mile High Club?” She answered me before I had a chance to finish the invite— “Of course, Bob, you go in there first and I’ll meet you as soon as I finish my drink.” And then of course she went right to sipping from her straw. I waited in that bathroom for over two hours. (That would be the joke on a joke part, in case you take things literally.)
She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981. 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.
My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Betty White. My God we will miss you.