Actress Amy Schumer took to Instagram to pay her respects late Sunday night.
On Sunday afternoon, police responded to a call about an unresponsive man in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida. When police arrived, they found Bob Saget, 65, deceased. Although no cause of death has been disclosed at this time, police have ruled out drug use or foul play.
Many of his friends, coworkers, and colleagues have taken the time to express their condolences for the late “Full House” actor. “Trainwreck” star Amy Schumer also expressed her condolences and donated to SRF Cure in his memory.
Amy Schumer Donates To SRF Cure In Honor Of Bob Saget
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On Sunday, Schumer posted a photo of Saget to her Instagram account. Alongside the snap, she wrote, “Bob Saget was really kind. Fun to be around and loved comics more than anyone.”
“I’m donating to @srfcure a charity very close to his heart,” she added. “Also ‘Dirty Work’ is one of my all time favorite movies. Directed by Bob.”
Considering her post, many wondered if it was possible that the late stand-up comedian had the autoimmune disease called scleroderma. In 1994, his sister, Gay Saget, passed away from scleroderma. At this time, it is said that there is no indication that Bob Saget had scleroderma.
Scleroderma Research Foundation board member @BobSaget remembers his sister on her birthday:
“Today would have been my sister Gay’s 75th birthday. She lost her life to scleroderma at age 47. No one should have to suffer as Gay did, which is why I’m committed to finding a cure.” pic.twitter.com/DkJmbzLss5
— SRFCure (@srfcure) January 9, 2022
However, in 1999, five years after she passed away, the founder of Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF), Sharon Monsky, invited Saget to perform stand-up at a benefit in Santa Monica. He, the late Robin Williams, and Ellen DeGeneres also performed at the event.
Saget eventually went on to host the event more than thirty times. He later joined the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s Board of Directors and was very involved with the work that they did.
Coincidentally, Saget passed away on January 9 – his late sister Gay’s birthday. She would have been 75.
Fans Share Their Condolences For The Late Comedian
In loving memory of Bob Saget, a cherished colleague, friend, and Scleroderma Research Foundation Board member for over 20 years. Bob was a relentless champion for scleroderma patients and the mission of the SRF—finding a cure for scleroderma. He will be dearly missed. pic.twitter.com/UclcyhaYoq
— SRFCure (@srfcure) January 10, 2022
Many fans appreciated Schumer’s charity and shared their own stories about scleroderma.
“I have always associated this horrific disease to Saget, for making it noticed,” one fan commented. “He fought so hard for his sister, who had it, if I remember correctly. Thank you for reminding us all, I’m sure it is a legacy he would’ve wanted.”
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 10, 2022
“So kind of you!” another shared. “I remember from so long ago that he lost his sister to scleroderma.”
“I love that you’re donating to a scleroderma foundation in his memory,” another shared.
If you’re feeling any sense of loss because of the sad news about Bob Saget, I know he would want you to consider donating to the Scleroderma Research Foundation in his sister’s memory: https://t.co/FtQ6GRlGmf
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 10, 2022
“Thank you, Amy-from someone with Scleroderma,” another fan commented. “Bob was a generous supporter after losing his sister who died from this disease for which there is still no cure. #scleroderma #sclerodermaawareness #bobsaget #hope”
“You’re such a good person, Amy!” another wrote. “He died much too young.”
“Love that you are donating to that charity,” said another. “a friends daughter also suffers from that illness.”
“My mom died from scleroderma,” another wrote. “Thank you so much peace to his friends and family.”
“Amy you are such a lovely human being,” another fan commented. “I appreciate you. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend.”
— ClassicCouple (@CoupleClassic) January 10, 2022
“My cousin passed from Scleroderma and LOVED the work he was doing for the foundation,” said another. “Thank you Amy.”
A lot of people don’t know that #BobSaget did a lot for the #Scleroderma Research Foundation, a disease his sister died from. He also helped actress @MoreReginaHall with finding care when her mother was diagnosed. As someone with scleroderma, I am grateful.
— Marie Roker-Jones (@MarieRokJones) January 10, 2022