Upon hearing the news, the co-stars who worked alongside him on Full House and later the Netflix spinoff series Fuller House reacted to Bob’s tragic and sudden death with heartfelt tributes. John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were among the first to mourn Bob’s death publicly. From Andrea Barber, who grew up on the set of Full House, to Juan Pablo Di Pace, it’s clear that Bob was a loved man by all. Read the reactions from his co-stars below.
The Full Cast
A day after the world learned about Bob’s tragic and unsuspecting passing, the entire Fuller House cast issued a statement on their respective social media accounts: John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrew Barber, Scott Weinger, Jeff Franklin, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. “Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family,” wrote Stamos. “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. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.”
Andrea played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and Fuller House. She spent countless hours at the Tanner household and alongside Bob. She remembered Bob loving “so deeply and so fiercely.”
“This one hurts,” she began in her Instagram tribute. “He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again. Bob ended every text, every interaction with “Love you.” Didn’t matter how long or short we’d been apart. He loved so deeply and so fiercely. And he never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget – don’t hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him. Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth.”
Juan Pablo Di Pace
Juan Pablo starred as Fernando, Kimmy’s on-again, off-again husband, on Fuller House. He was a recurring star in the first season and became a series regular for seasons 2 through 5.
“An amazingly kind and generous man left us today. Will miss you a lot Bob. So so much…” Juan Pablo captioned two photos that featured Bob on Instagram.
John Brotherton played Matt Harmon, one of D.J.’s love interests on Fuller House. Like Juan Pablo, John was a recurring player in season 1 and became a series regular for the rest of the show’s run
“His heart was abundantly full of love and kindness for others. Determined to make everyone smile and laugh and love a little more. He was truly the best. Thank you for all the kind words of love and inspiration Bob. You will be infinitely missed by all, forever. Rest in peace, love… and laughter…” John wrote on Instagram.
Elias Harger starred as Max Fuller, D.J.’s middle child, on Fuller House. Elias posted about the last time he saw his “Grandpa Danny” in a sweet Instagram tribute.
“Nov. 8 was the last day I saw Bob Saget,” Elias wrote. “I was at the showing of my friend McKenna’s movie, Ghostbusters. It was a chance meeting. He will always be my Grandpa Danny. Bob was the true patriarch of Fuller House. He was a warm and loving man. I will miss him a lot. I’m literally in shock.”
Soni Nicole Bringas
Soni Nicole Bringas played Ramona, Kimmy Gibbler’s daughter, on the spinoff series. After hearing the news, Soni posted a simple message on her Instagram Story: “A terribly sad day.”