Jeff Franklin took a moment on Monday to pay tribute to the late Bob Saget.
The 65-year-old stand-up comedian passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida. Around 4 PM, police responded to calls of an unresponsive person. Authorities found Bob Saget deceased in his room. His cause of death has yet to be revealed, but police officers do not consider foul play or drug use to be a factor in his death.
On Monday, “Full House” and its sequel “Fuller House” creator Jeff Franklin paid tribute to the late comedian, reflecting on his character of Danny Tanner.
Jeff Franklin Pays Tribute: ‘Your Spirit And Your Work Will Live On’
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In an Instagram post, Franklin revealed that he had written the role of Danny Tanner specifically for Bob Saget.
“I wrote the role of Danny Tanner for my friend Bob Saget,” Fraklin began. “The character was kind, genuine, neurotic, a bit nerdy, a hugger with a heart of gold, and endearingly funny. That was Bob.”
He also mentioned “the x-rated sense of humor that was left out of Full House.” Saget’s stand-up comedy has been described as “raw” and shocked many fans, who knew him as “America’s Dad.”
“But Bob’s charm and love-ability was the reason people embraced Danny Tanner,” he continued. “It was my joyful honor to be a brother of Bob’s for 42 years. Comedy icon and exceptional human being.”
“Your spirit and your work will live on,” he concluded. “Love you Bob.”
Fans Reflect On Bob Saget’s Role In ‘Full House’
Klein is saddened to learn about the death of comedian, star of “Full House,” and @TempleUniv alum, Bob Saget, ‘78. Bob was a mentee of the late Lew Klein, the man for whom our college is named. pic.twitter.com/2FiH26NS8w
— Klein College (@TUKleincollege) January 10, 2022
Fans took a moment to remember all the times that Bob Saget made them laugh on “Full House.”
“I’m so glad we got to see him again in fuller house: my heart hurts,” one fans wrote. It’s like losing a family member when you’ve grown up with someone.”
“Loss of a true legend, may his memory be eternal,” another fan wrote.
“So so sorry Jeff,” another fan added. “I know you guys were like brothers.”
“I’m so not ok with this,” another fan wrote. “RIP to America’s dad.”
“So very devastated, thank you for bringing Bob into our lives!” another fan wrote. “The world is grieving right now.”
“Thank you for giving us Danny Tanner,” another fan wrote. “He will be dearly missed.”
“I am so sorry for your loss Jeff,” another commented. I wish Bob‘s family, the whole Full House family and you tons of strength and light in this difficult time. Have you all in my heart and thought. Big hugs.”
Fans Remember The Legacy Of ‘Full House’
I think we all grew up on Full House. Rest In Peace to the legendary Bob Saget 🕊 pic.twitter.com/QYHfVkqiCB
— ً (@TYRISPRINT) January 10, 2022
The first episode of the ABC sitcom debuted on September 22, 1987. The synopsis of the show reads: “When Danny Tanner’s wife dies, the San Francisco sportscaster gets support in the form of two new roommates: brother-in-law and party boy Jesse, and his stand-up comic friend, Joey. The duo helps out with raising the three Tanner daughters: D.J, Stephanie and Michelle.”
The show ran from 1987 to 1995 and featured a cast of John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, and twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Many fellow comedians and colleagues took to social media to express condolences for the late Bob Saget, but no one was more devastated than Stamos, who had developed a deep friendship with Saget over the years.
“I am broken. I am gutted,” Stamos tweeted on Sunday night. “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022