The great love of Bob Saget and his wife Kelly Rizzo was the real deal.
The actor-comedian, known for his role as beloved single father Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the sarcastic host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, has died while on a stand tour. up. He was 65 years old.
Deputies from Orange County, Florida were called on Sunday about an “unconscious man” in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement on Twitter. Detectives found “no sign of criminal act or drug use in this case.”
Saget’s pal Mike Young told People magazine on Tuesday that the late star is fiercely devoted to blogger Eat Travel Rock.
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“… Bob was so happy and he talked about her all the time,” Young said. “He really did. They were getting ready to go on vacation together… He loves her to death. He talks about her every day.”
The couple first met in 2015 and married three years later, in 2018.
Young, who has spent the past 12 years touring with Saget for standing shows, described how the late star rushed home after their performances so she could be with Rizzo.
“He would get up at five in the morning to catch the first flight back to his wife and home,” Young said. “Not me, I would take the third flight. He would take the first flight, go home, come back to Kelly and just live his life. He didn’t want to spend any more time. He really enjoyed his time. There wasn’t any. of time wasted with him, which is really impressive – that’s a lesson I take from him. ”
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“He knew time was precious and he didn’t waste it,” Young added.
According to the comic, it was the grieving Rizzo who was the first to call him to announce the death of Saget.
“It’s going to be a heavy and long situation, and it hurts because as much as she has to share it with the whole world, she knows full well that he was hers and that was it, and he was all around. of her. ” Young said on the way out.
Recently, Young told Fox News that he and Saget last spoke on Friday night as the TV star eagerly hit the road.
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“Bob would always say, ‘I love you,'” Young recalls in tears. “Like I’m his child. I haven’t felt anything like this since my father passed away. He was like a father figure to me. He was my mentor.… We just laughed. He told me that his show in Orlando had gone well. And he was so excited to do Jacksonville. And he couldn’t wait to get to West Palm Beach. But the last time we spoke he said, “I love you. , mate. “That’s how he ended every conversation.”
Young shared that Saget was excited to return to his stand-up roots. At the time of his death, Saget was in Florida as part of his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour”. After warm receptions from the public at his concerts Friday in Orlando and Saturday at the resort town of Ponte Vedra Beach, he celebrated online.
“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. Guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment,” Saget posted on Instagram on Saturday.
Young stressed that all Saget wanted to do was “make people happy.”
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“I wish people knew the real Bob because he was even nicer than the Bob from TV,” Young said. “He loved his daughters beyond belief. Everything revolved around his daughters.… He was a family member and a true friend. I miss him now and always.”
After Saget’s death, Rizzo released a statement to Fox News.
“All my heart. Bob was my absolute everything,” she said. “I am completely upset and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, fans and peers.”
“When the time is right and this news isn’t so raw, I can’t wait to share more of Bob with the world. Share how much he meant to me, everyone around him, and how much all of his fans and friends also meant for him, “the statement continued. “Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time. ”
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Saget played the spotlessly clean Patriarch in “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. He reprized his role for the Netflix reboot “Fuller House,” which ran from 2016 to 2020. He also reprized his role for the Netflix reboot “Fuller House”. been heard as the narrator on “How I Met Your Mother,” which aired for nine seasons on CBS.
In early 2020, Saget was preparing the start of his comedy tour when the pandemic put it on hold. He turned his energies to a podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” which gave fans an open mic to comment and ask questions.
Saget had daughters Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer with his first wife Sherri Kramer before divorcing in 1997.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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