John Stamos’ ‘not ready to accept’ Bob Saget’s death in touching tribute to comedian who died at 65


John Stamos shared a beautiful tribute to his friend and admitted he was ‘not ready to accept’ Bob Saget‘s death in a heartfelt post shared to Instagram on Tuesday morning.

The 58-year-old actor, who starred on Full House with Saget from 1987-95, mourned the loss of his longtime friend, who died suddenly ‘in his sleep’ a source told DailyMail.com on Monday. 

The comedian was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton golf resort in Orlando, Fla. following a performance in Jacksonville on Saturday.

John Stamos shared a beautiful tribute to his friend and admitted he was ‘not ready to accept’ Bob Saget’s death in a heartfelt post shared to Instagram on Tuesday morning.

‘I’m not ready to accept that he’s gone – I’m not going to say goodbye yet. I’m going to imagine him out there, still on the road, doing what he loves with all his heart and humor,’ he wrote. He’s standing on stage, killing! Another two-hour set in front of a couple hundred of the luckiest people on the planet. They’re laughing so hard, they weep.’

‘On his way to the hotel, he calls his beautiful, loving wife, Kelly. He says he feels 26 again, alive! Then asks her to fix up a picture he wants to post. She tells him it doesn’t need fixing, and tells him how handsome he is. He tells her he loves her with every bit of his heart. 

‘And when he gets to the hotel to put his head on the pillow, he misses his daughters, his family, his friends. God, he loves us all so much. And he goes to sleep dreaming of when we’ll all meet again – and he’s smiling. I know in my heart he’s smiling, still hearing the laughter from a few hours before.

‘I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe.’

On Monday, Stamos released an official statement from the entire cast of Full House paying tribute to Bob after the actor died 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.

Family forever: John and Bob starred on Full House from 1987-95 with Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Family forever: John and Bob starred on Full House from 1987-95 with Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Somber: John Stamos released an official statement from the entire cast of Full House paying tribute to Bob after the actor died on Sunday

Somber: John Stamos released an official statement from the entire cast of Full House paying tribute to Bob after the actor died on Sunday

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.’

He added: ‘Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.’

The post was signed off from, ‘John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate.’ 

Doing what he loved: In a final Instagram post less than 24 hours before he was found dead, Saget told fans he was 'loving every minute' of being back on stage

Doing what he loved: In a final Instagram post less than 24 hours before he was found dead, Saget told fans he was ‘loving every minute’ of being back on stage

In a final Instagram post less than 24 hours before he was found dead, Saget told fans he was ‘loving every minute’ of being back on stage.

‘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.

‘A’ight, see you in two weeks Jan. 28 & 29 with my brother @therealmikeyoung – And check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022 – – Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this s**t. Peace out.’

The source told DailyMail.com that ‘no foul play’ was suspected in his death.

‘There was no foul play, nothing odd at all. All we have been told is that he died in his sleep,’ the source explained. ‘We are all just devastated. I talked to him Saturday afternoon. He had a great show Saturday night. He was the most generous, lovely guy. It’s just tragic.’ 

Saget 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. 

His family paid tribute to their ‘beloved Bob’, saying they were ‘devastated’ by his passing. ‘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.

‘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,’ a statement said.

Bob was known for playing the beloved father Danny Tanner on Full House and shared laughs with the country on America’s Funniest Home Videos, but was also known for his hilarious cameo in the ’98 stoner flick Half Baked, narrating How I Met Your Mother and directing Norm MacDonald and Artie Lange in Dirty Work.



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