“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played Michelle Tanner, the youngest member of the Tanner family, said in a statement released to Today. “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.”
Candace Cameron Bure wrote on Twitter to express her heartbreak after learning of the sudden death of her co-star.
“I don’t know what to say,” Bure wrote. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
In the original 1987-1995 series, Bure played Donna Jo “DJ” Tanner, the oldest daughter of Danny Turner (Saget). Bure reprised her role in Fuller House, Netflix’s sequel to Full House, when she becomes a recently widowed mother of three.
Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone on Full House, also took to Twitter to honor Saget’s life, writing, “My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.”
My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) January 10, 2022
Coulier’s Joey was the childhood best friend of Saget’s Danny Tanner who moves in with him shortly after the latter’s wife passes to help raise Tanner’s three young daughters. Joey worked as a stand-up comic whose acts frequently featured vocal imitations of cartoon characters.
Bure and Coulier reprised their roles in the Netflix’s Full House sequel Fuller House, which ran for five season from 2016-2020.
Saget died Sunday morning after being found unresponsive by Orange County police in a hotel room in the Orlando Ritz-Carlton in Florida. The stand-up comic and former television host was on the initial leg of his “I Don’t Do Negative” comedy tour which was to run until June 2022.
Last night, Saget performed at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Palm Valley, Florida and even tweeted out a message of appreciation toward his fans.