Dave Chappelle said he never responded to Bob Saget’s last text during a Thursday night stand-up.
Chappelle was performing at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood when he spoke about Saget’s death.
“Tomorrow I’m going to bed my comrade. Listen, I’m getting old. At my age, a lot of people I know die because I started doing comedy young; all my peers are older than me. These niggas die like hot cakes,” he began.
“I didn’t see Bob coming,” Chappelle added. “Dude, he just texted me, and I saw the text yesterday, and I never got back to him because I was just busy.”
“It happens,” Chappelle continued. “I’m just saying this to remind you: those moments are precious. When I go out at night, I don’t just hang out. I make memories. Shit, when I go out at night, I make history.”
Beloved actor-comedian, known for his long-running TV role as Danny Tanner on “Full houseand as the former host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” was found dead Sunday in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida. He was 65.
Orange County deputies were called that night to an ‘unresponsive man’ in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement. on Twitter. Detectives found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
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Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, released her own statement regarding his death on Monday.
“All my heart. Bob was everything to me,” she said. “I am so overwhelmed 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 look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world. To share how much he meant to me, everyone around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him too,” the statement continued. “Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”
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Saget is survived by his wife and three adult daughters with his first wife Sherri Kramer – Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer. Saget and Kramer divorced in 1997.
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.
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