John Stamos has released an official statement from the entire cast of Full House paying tribute to Bob Saget, after the actor died aged 65 on Sunday.
While Stamos, 58, had already tweeted his personal reaction to the news, it appears the cast have gathered together for a formal message.
The statement reads: ‘Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family.’
‘Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us.’
John Stamos has released statement on behalf of entire Full House cast, stating Bob Saget ‘was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us’
Concluding: ‘Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.’
It is signed off from, ‘John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate.’
Lori Loughlin released an additional statement saying: ‘Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend, he was my family.’
She added: ‘I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you Bobby.’
Last post: Saget’s final Twitter and Instagram posts were sent late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday
Caption: He wrote that performing felt as fresh as ‘when I was 26’ and said he was ‘finding my new voice and loving every moment of it’
Saget was found by staff in his room at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, at 4pm on Sunday.
The Saget family shared a statement yesterday that read: ‘We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today.’
‘He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.
Pictured out: Full House star Jodie Sweetin was seen on Monday in Los Angeles
‘Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.’
Saget was found dead hours after posting jubilantly about returning to the stage, and how he was loving being back in the limelight after a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville on Saturday night.
‘Okay, I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity. Happened last night in Orlando last night at the Hard Rock Live too. Very appreciative and fun audiences. Thanks again to @comediantimwilkins for opening.
‘I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.
Flashback: Seen on Full House in 1987 with (L–R) Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, John Stamos and Candace Cameron Bure
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that it has ‘no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’
Tributes rushed in for the comedy star with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who took turns playing his youngest daughter on Full House, describing Saget as ‘the most loving, compassionate and generous man.’
They said: ‘We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.’
Saget’s Full House costar Stamos wrote in his first message that he was ‘broken’ and ‘gutted’ after hearing the news. ‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ he lamented on Twitter.
The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018, and his three children — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997.
Bob Saget, 65, is survived by his second wife,42-year-old Kelly Rizzo (pictured together on their wedding day), who he married in 2018