The new year hasn’t started on the highest notes for the “Deal Or No Deal” host as he got emotional in a candid post on Instagram.
On the evening of January 9, shortly after Saget’s death was announced, Mandel shared a touching tribute to the late TV personality who passed at 65-years-old.
Howie Mandel Is Shocked By Bob Saget’s Death
In honor of his late friend, the “Walk Like a Man” star shared a picture of himself and Saget smiling brightly at the camera alongside a lengthy message expressing his grief.
The “America’s Got Talent” judge revealed he was “shocked” by the loss of a man, who he deeply loved and respected. The pair became friends while doing standup comedy in Toronto 40 years ago.
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Although they didn’t spend enough time together due to their busy careers, Mandel cherished each moment with the late comedian. In his words:
“The thing about Bob was, as little as we were able to connect, each time we did, was so precious to me. We would talk about life, family, and all the things that were so much more important than show business.”
The TV personality declared that no one had a “bigger heart” than the “Full House” star as he always showed up whenever the 66-year-old needed him.
Despite losing various loved ones, including his “parents, sisters, and friends,” Sagat handled the crushing weight of grief with “grace, humor, and class.”
Regardless of his troubles, the original host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” blessed the world with “laughter and joy.” Still, his achievements in the entertainment business are nothing compared to his other ventures.
Mandel stated that Saget dedicated his time, wealth, and heart towards his family, friends, and various charities such as scleroderma research.
Given the type of man his late friend was, the “Gremlins” star’s pain was understandable as he concluded his heartfelt message by writing:
“He was just here doing what he loved. This is beyond comprehension. I just need to cry. I love you Bob.”
The “Fuller House” Star Was Found Dead In His Hotel Room
The Blast previously revealed that the untimely passing of “The Aristocrats” star occurred while the entertainer was staying in a room in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel.
Before his death, the late comedian performed a 2-hour gig at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall near Jacksonville, one of the first venues on his standup tour.
Sources close to the deceased informed the news outlet that the TV personality had been in the best shape as he was completely engrossed with working on new projects.
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 65-year-old kept fans’ spirits alive with his comedic gifts on the podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You.”
Naturally, the “How I Met Your Mother” star’s legion of admirers were heartbroken over his sudden death, but The Blast reported that the entertainer’s family was “devastated.”
The beloved actor is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and three daughters — Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer, born during his previous marriage to Sherri Kramer.