Actor Bob Saget passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
Many fans were shocked to hear that the 65-year-old actor had passed away, as he seemed to be in good health. The “Full House” actor was found on Sunday afternoon in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida. After hotel staff found him unresponsive in his room, they immediately dialed 911. Authorities pronounced Saget dead at the scene, although the cause of death is still unknown at this time.
Authorities have ruled out drug use and foul play, which leads many to wonder how the late comedian passed so suddenly. Although he was not sick immediately before he passed, he did reveal that he had suffered from COVID-19 only a few days before.
Bob Saget Reveals That He Had COVID-19 Only Four Days Before He Died
On Wednesday, January 5 – only four days before he was pronounced dead – Saget talked about COVID-19 on an interview with the podcast, “A Corporate Time With Tom & Dan.”
“It’s very popular, it’s doing very well,” Saget said of the new Omicron variant. Although Saget admitted to testing positive for the virus, he was not sure what variant he had.
“It is not good, it does not feel good,” he shared. “I don’t know if I had Delta or… I might have had a combo. Maybe at one point, they [Delta and Omicron] were working together.”
Although Saget did not say exactly when he had been diagnosed with COVID-19, he did joke that “At one point, Omicron was opening for Delta, but Omicron’s got so big that Delta’s opening now.”
He also joked about what it was like to perform during a pandemic. “If it’s half-full I go ‘oh that’s disappointing’ then all of a sudden two hundred people show up because they decide at the last minute, ‘what the hell, when are we going to see Bob? He might die from COVID, let’s go see him.’”
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Saget passed away from COVID-19. An autopsy is currently underway to determine the exact cause of death.
Former ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Costar Pens Touching Tribute
Bob Saget was the older wiser ‘me’ for nine years on How I Met Your Mother. He was the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man. The easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches. 1/7
— Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) January 10, 2022
Josh Radnor played Ted Mosby on “How I Met Your Mother” alongside Bob Saget, who voiced his older self. On Monday, Radnor posted a long tribute to the late comedian, with whom he shared a close relationship.
“Bob Saget was the older wiser ‘me’ for nine years on How I Met Your Mother,” he began. “He was the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man. The easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches.”
“I had so much imposter syndrome when HIMYM started, thought I’d be found out, kicked off set & sent home. When I’d run into Bob on the Fox lot in those early days he’d gush over my performance & tell me how he was studying me to make sure his vocal performance felt right,” he continued.
“This man that I’d delighted in seeing on TV for years cheering me on, letting me know I had a right to be there and playing that character…” he shared. “I can’t overstate how meaningful his words were. (He also, true to form, told me jokes that I cannot tell here or in polite company.)”
“We had a very special bond from Day 1, were never out of touch for long,” he went on. “We found a way to grab dinner once a year, even after HIMYM wrapped. We went to see each other in our Broadway plays. We talked a lot about how to live a meaningful life amidst all the chaos.”
“Bob loved his daughters so much,” Radnor shared. “He loved making people laugh. He never missed a birthday text. He raised millions of dollars for scleroderma research. He proved you could be funny and successful and kind.”
“There are people who leave the earth and you’re haunted by all the things you didn’t tell them, all the love that was unexpressed,” he added. “Luckily that wasn’t the case with Bob. We adored each other and we told each other.”
“I’m endlessly grateful that HIMYM brought Bob Saget into my life,” he concluded. “I’ll hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days.”