Upon learning of his sudden and tragic demise, the “Dancing with the Stars” former contestant took to her Instagram Stories to share an emotional tribute to him. Giannulli reshared John Stamos’ post and added a message.
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“i am so heart broken for my mom and the rest of this cast,” she wrote of the photo featuring the “Full House” cast,” adding, “a true family.”
Giannulli continued, “im sending so much love to Bobs wife and girls. This is seriously just too devastating 💔”
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The YouTube star also shared a snapshot of her mom Lori Loughlin, 57, and Saget reading their scripts while on set, adding a red heart emoji.
Loughlin also spoke out and expressed her sadness.
“Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am,” Loughlin said in a statement.
She continued, “Bob was more than my friend, he was my family. I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you Bobby.”
Loughlin first worked with Saget on “Full House,” which aired from 1987 to 1995 and ran for eight seasons. He played Danny Tanner on the sitcom, while Loughlin portrayed Rebecca Donaldson, his Wake Up, San Francisco co-host, who would go on to marry his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis, played by John Stamos.
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The cast has remained great friends even to this today, and many were devastated over the comedian’s sudden passing. Stamos, Saget’s close pal, honored his memory on social media.
“Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family,” the actor wrote.
He continued, “And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob.”
He added, “He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.’
~ John, Dave [Coulier], Candace [Cameron Bure] Jodie [Sweetin], Lori, Andrea [Barber], Scott [Weinger], Jeff [Franklin], Ashley and Mary-Kate [Olsen].”
Honoring Their On-Screen Dad
The Olsen twins, 35, who played as Saget’s on-screen daughter, Michelle Tanner, also paid tribute to him.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” they said in their statement obtained by People.
They added, “We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has,” adding, “We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
Saget was found dead inside his hotel room on Sunday, as reported by The Blast. He stayed at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, where security found him unresponsive in the room. The actor is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, 42, and his three daughters — Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29 — who he shares with his ex Sherri Kramer.