Bob Saget is dead: co-star tells Full House comedian “two sides”

He was best known as America’s Dad for his long-running role on the sitcom Full House, but Bob Saget had a more piquant side as well.


Suzanne Somers recalled that her friend Bob Saget had “two sides” – the father of the sitcom “Full House”, who could also be so harsh as a stand-up that he went “beyond Richard Pryor.”

“He was so young,” Somers said. Page six on Monday after she was shocked to learn of Saget’s untimely death at age 65, when she actually appeared on the Australian morning show Sunday night Californian time.


Somers, 75, told Page Six that when Saget starred in the hit Full House, he “seemed so much younger,” but “he had two sides,” she said. “One of them was a good daddy who always did (right) and the other was one step ahead of Richard Pryor.”

But Somers said she appreciates both because she has a great sense of humor.


Saget was known for his straightforward television personality as well as inappropriately blue stand-up.

Somers was close to Saget because they worked “practically side-by-side,” as she told us when she filmed the 1990s sitcom Step By Step, while Saget filmed Full House in a nearby studio on the lot. Warner Bros.

“It was such a fun time because we all met at the store for lunch and it was an ongoing party,” Somers told Page Six.


The Company of Three star said that when she heard of Saget’s death in an Australian television interview, “I was a little overwhelmed. Who would have thought that when you are on Australian TV (you) will receive this disturbing news about Bob Saget? My jaw was parted – “Are you kidding me?”

According to local law enforcement officials, Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.

The former host of America’s Funniest Home Videos toured and performed in Jacksonville before he passed away.


Although the cause of Saget’s death has not yet been established, authorities said there was “no evidence of drug use or foul play.”

He is survived by Rizzo, 42, and daughters Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29, whom he shared with ex-wife Sherri Kramer.

Saget’s touring partner, comedian Mike Young, is still trying to process news of his friend’s sudden death.

“He seemed gorgeous and seemed thrilled before the trip,” Young, 45, said exclusively. Page sixreflecting on the days leading up to the death of the Full House actor on Sunday.

Young acted as an opening act for Saget on his latest stand-up tour, which culminated in his final show in Florida this weekend.

“We had West Palm Beach built in a week, and we were going to fly from there,” Young continued.

“Bob seemed thrilled with his new material. He was thrilled to be on vacation with his wife soon, he was thrilled to see his daughters. He had so much to live for, and he was looking forward to it all. ”

Young, who developed a “brotherly bond” with Saget during their 12-year friendship, went on to say that he is devastated at the loss of a beloved comic that “came out of nowhere.”

“I’m beside myself because it was completely unexpected,” he told us. “His death just stunned everyone. But what are you going to do? I just need to learn the good lessons he taught me and move on, supporting his memory with good words and stories. “

Young said Saget had passed on “a lot of wisdom” to him over the past decade and changes, but shared his favorite advice.

“Take comedy seriously,” Young said, recalling Saget’s words. “He took everything seriously: the performance, the jokes, the audience. He treasured it all and told me how important it is never to take my career for granted. “

Although Young isn’t sure about the future of his remaining tours without Saget, “I don’t even think about it right now. I need to mourn, ”he confessed – the joker promised to pay tribute to his friend when he returned to the stage.

“I’ll talk about him on stage because I have to. It’s too real not to talk about him, so I’ll find a way to bring him up in my performance, but also somehow make it funny, because that’s what he would like me to do, ”he said.

“I will continue to honor him by taking my craft seriously. I’ll just try to be great and nurture him all the way. Now he is my guardian angel. “

Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, first informed Young of his death on Sunday.

“I got a call from Kelly, and it was just a watershed of tears, disbelief and sadness,” he said. “When you hear that someone you love has passed away, especially someone as incredible as Bob, it’s incredibly heartbreaking.”

Mourning Saget’s untimely departure, Young often looked back at their last text messaging, which happened on Friday.

“He told me, for example, ‘Okay, I’ll include you in the promotional material because you are my brother and I love you,’” Young said, noting that he and Saget often joked about their relationship. …

“The best thing about Bob is that he always ended every message with ‘Love you’, so I got the last ‘Love you’. He was all in love, so I hold on to it. He was one of my best friends all over the world and I cannot tell you how much I will miss him. “

This article was originally published by New York Post and reproduced with permission

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