The actress who had the honor of playing the icon’s TV daughter on the hit sitcom “Full House” got candid about the entertainer’s personality on the “TODAY“ show.
While making a virtual appearance for the interview with host Hoda Kotb, the 45-year-old got emotional as she shared all the qualities that made Saget special.
Candace Cameron Bure Says Bob Saget Was The First Man She Saw Cry
Bure’s relationship with Saget began when she was ten years old on ABC’s show “Full House,” where she played D.J. Tanner’s character.
During their time together on set, the TV dad and daughter’s affection for each other extended beyond their roles as they became close confidants.
According to the “Kind Is the New Classy” author, one of the traits that made Saget special was the comedian’s ability to make everyone feel at ease.
The “Fuller House” actress stated that the late entertainer was someone she could confide in as the father-of-three wasn’t afraid to show his emotions. In her words:
“He was so emotionally available all the time. And he was really the first person in my life as a man that I saw cry and have those emotions right at the forefront of his conversations.”
The 45-year-old added that she felt safe around the “How I Met Your Mother” star because he could relate to the pain of his loved ones.
When someone was hurt or sad, the late icon would also feel burdened by these emotions. Given Saget’s delicate nature, it was not surprising that his passing saddened Bure. The TV personality said:
“Bob is a remarkable person, and I’ve never had a friendship like the one I’ve had with him. And that’s why it makes it so hard.”
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Although this was the “Dancing Through Life” author’s first interview since her TV dad’s death, the mother-of-three has previously expressed her grief on social media.
In one of her heartfelt posts, the “Christmas Under Wraps” actress shared a picture of herself in a warm embrace with Saget alongside a touching message.
The Hallmark star described the deceased actor as the “glue” that held their TV family together and praised the “Benjamin” star for being a “remarkable” human being.
The “Dancing with the Stars” alum stated that her “childhood, teenage years, and adulthood” were all filled with precious memories of Saget, who taught her never to be afraid of expressing her emotions.
As previously shared by The Blast, the renowned stand-up performer took his last breath on January 9, 2022, at 65.
The Philadelphia native was confirmed dead by authorities, who responded to an emergency call about an unresponsive man in a room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando.
A personnel from the hotel made the distress call after Kelly Rizzo, the comedian’s wife, requested a wellness check when she was unable to reach her husband.
Regarding the cause of “The Aristocrats” actor’s sudden demise, authorities ruled out foul play at the scene as there was no evidence of external manipulation.
However, the preliminary findings suggested that the father-of-three either died due to a stroke or heart attack. Saget was on a comedy tour at the time of his passing.
The Grammy Nominee’s Memorial Was A Gathering Of Close Friends And Family
Last month, The Blast reported that the former host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” was laid to rest at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
A small group of the entertainer’s closest friends and family members, including his “Full House” co-star John Stamos attended the January event.
The Hollywood veteran subtly admitted he was attending his late friend’s celebration of life on social media by writing, “Today will be the hardest day of my life.”
The Cypress native continued his message by asking God for the power to accept the things he couldn’t change, the strength to change the things he could, and the knowledge of their differences.
Stamos also revealed that Saget spent the final hours of his life talking to his wife on the phone before going to his hotel room to sleep.