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Touching tribute to Bob Saget sees Jimmy Kimmel struggle to keep his cool on his late night show

Jimmy Kimmel struggled to keep his cool during a heartfelt tribute to his friend and fellow comedian Bob Saget on his late night show Monday.

Kimmel began his show by acknowledging the tragic news that Saget was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Sunday at the age of 65. News of the comedian’s death shocked fans, his former co-stars and many other famous friends, including the late night host.

An emotional Kimmel took his late night scene before his audience showed up for the night to discuss his friend and what he meant to him and the world.

“If you’ve read anything about Bob online last night, if you’ve seen any of the many thoughts of people who knew him personally, a word that comes up often is ‘the sweetest’,” Kimmel began, 54 years old. “Bob was the nicest, he was the nicest man, and the reason people wrote this is because it’s true. It’s the best word – if you had to pick a word. to describe it, it was this one: the nicest. “

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Jimmy Kimmel paid a touching tribute to his good friend, Bob Saget.
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Kimmel almost immediately began to choke as he fought back tears.

“I have so many wonderfully kind and encouraging texts and emails, calls from Bob. He always had a compliment. He wrote sometimes just to tell me that he loved me, and I know he did. ‘has done for a lot of people, “the host continued.

The late night host went on to talk about how funny Saget was both on-screen in “Full House” and as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” as well as off-screen in his relationships. with his friends.

“I mean funny for real, like when you walked into a party and saw Bob and his wife Kelly [Rizzo] around the corner you go straight to them and stay as long as you can because he had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone, ”Kimmel explained.

The host noted that a cause that was very close to Saget’s heart was to find a cure for scleroderma, the autoimmune disease to which he lost his sister Gay in 1994. He suggested that anyone wishing to honor Saget following his death should donate to this cause as it would have meant a lot to him.

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Jimmy Kimmel shared a clip of Bob Saget and John Stamos on his show to praise his late friend.

Jimmy Kimmel shared a clip of Bob Saget and John Stamos on his show to praise his late friend.
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Kimmel shattered again, staring at the ground as his voice cracked as he remembered browsing through old emails between himself and Saget upon hearing the news of his death.

“Some of them were just funny and others were very serious emails about the lives and well-being of our children and how hard it is to enjoy any of them without letting you know. ‘other is not fair,’ Kimmel said in tears.

He then pulled out a printed copy of a recent email from Saget that read, “One evening, let’s go out soon and have some meat and some good drinks and talk about how lucky we are to have them.”

Actor / comedian Bob Saget attends the 30th Annual Scleroderma Benefit at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.,

Actor / comedian Bob Saget attends the 30th Annual Scleroderma Benefit at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.,
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Kimmel also noted that his friend was very diligent in monitoring him while his toddler son William “Billy” John Kimmel was in the hospital. He then offered his condolences to the adult children of Saget, Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.

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The host then began to feature a clip of Saget and his “Full House” co-star John Stamos on his past show to discuss the death of their longtime friend Don Rickles. Kimmel must have stopped for a moment when he was overcome with the emotion of having to pay a similar tribute to Saget four years later. He explained that he tried to record his tribute 14 times but kept breaking.

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“He was very nice to everyone, and he had no problem telling you that he loved you and what you meant to him,” concluded the host.

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