America’s favorite TV Dad was laid to rest after his shocking and unexpected passing. The funeral for Bob Saget celebrated his legacy, with all the people who thought of him as family.
It’s still surreal to think that the world no longer has Bob Saget in it. On Sunday, January 11, the iconic TV superstar, who delighted a generation of viewers as father knows best Danny Tanner on Full House and host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, FL. Shortly after his passing, those who were closest to him gathered for his funeral on Friday, Jan. 14.
Though a formal guest list was not released, the actor’s Full House co-stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure , and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were photographed arriving at the memorial to honor Bob.
Other celebrity friends like comedians Dave Chappelle, Judd Apatow, and Kathy Griffin plus musician John Mayer were also in attendance to memorialize their late friend. Mayer was spotted giving a tender hug to Bob’s Full House co-star, John Stamos, in addition to helping carry the late comedian’s casket. The musician recently had an emotional moment picking up Bob’s car at LAX the day after his death on Jan. 12 with comedian Jeff Ross, who was also in attendance at the memorial.
The service was small, with only close family and friends in present, and the burial was held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in L.A., according to TMZ. Bob’s family kept with Jewish tradition, holding the service and burial quickly after his death. The outlet also reported that Jeff Franklin, who is the creator of the show Full House, held the reception at his home for all in attendance.
Members of the Full House cast were spotted the day before the funeral, reuniting at the home of Bob’s family before the service. On the Friday, John Stamos tweeted how difficult a day it would be for all of them. “Today will be the hardest day of my life,” he wrote.
It is not an exaggeration for one to say that Bob was beloved, not only by fans worldwide, but by those who got the pleasure and privilege to work with him over the years. Prior to the funeral, many celebrities and comedians came over to share their devastation over losing Bob so unexpectedly and so young. His Full House family were among the first to mourn his passing, including the Olsen Twins, who in later years really tried to distance themselves from the franchise that made them famous. In her tribute, Jodie Sweetin even joked that she would pay homage to her TV Dad in a very special way. “I’ll miss you Bob,” she wrote. “I’ll make sure and tell an inappropriate joke at your funeral. In your honor. I know you would’ve wanted that.”
But it was his immediate family — wife, Kelly Rizzo and their 3 daughters — whose tributes really pulled at the heartstrings. “My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything,” Kelly shared in her statement to Hollywoodlife on her husband’s passing. “I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.”
Here’s keeping Kelly, her girls, and all who loved Bob in our thoughts as they continue to grieve.