After the unexpected passing of his “Fuller House” co-star in early January, Stamos has been very vocal about his emotions and how he misses his friend.
However, the pain has done nothing to stop the actor from standing up for Saget’s memory and achievements in the face of perceived neglect.
John Stamos Is Less Than Pleased With Tony Awards
In a series of tweets that he dropped ahead of the Tony Awards ceremony, which was held on Sunday night, the actor said he was “disappointed” that Saget was getting left out of the In-Memoriam segment.
In his words, his friend deserved the spotlight because he “was brilliant in The Drowsy Chaperone and Hand to God.” The actor continued by calling out the Broadway League and The Wing to “do the right thing!”
The “Alice in Wonderland” star also reminded the people that his late friend “loved Broadway, and I know the community loved him.”
Stamos finished his tweets by imploring his 1.6million followers to “make some noise about this” while sending “love and good wishes to the hosts and all the well-deserved nominees.”
Although Saget was excluded from the Memoriam, stars like William Hurt, Robert Morse, Sidney Poitier, Joan Didion, Peter Scolari, and Stephen Sondheim were featured.
The segment, which included a live performance by “American Horror Story” star Billy Porter, was introduced by Laurence Fishburne.
For his opening address, the three-time Emmy Award winner said that many stars had passed since the “theatrical community last gathered as one to celebrate our art.”
He touched on the effect of the late stars’ performances on audience emotions before finishing off by saying that the world remembered them for their brilliance which “will forever enlighten future artists and admirers.”
Disappointed to hear that @bobsaget will be LEFT OUT of the In Memoriam segment tonight @TheTonyawards. Bob was brilliant in The Drowsy Chaperone & Hand to God. Come on @BroadwayLeague and @TheWing ! Do the right thing! Bob loved Broadway and I know the community loved him.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) June 12, 2022
Saget became a force to reckon with onstage after his 2007 debut as Man in Chair in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” He later played Pastor Greg in “Hand to God back” in 2015.
Saget was found in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on January 9. His sudden death sent shockwaves across all of Hollywood, especially those he held dear.
A day after his death, Stamos tweeted that he would never have another friend like the “America’s Funniest Home Videos” alum.
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Unfortunately for Stamos, he suffered even more pain when the Foo Fighters announced the death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
In the text, Hawkins suggested that they hang out before either of them died — a statement that reminded Stamos of his last interaction with Saget.
Recounting the events, the “Scream Queens” actor revealed he and his late best friend went on a double date with their wives, Caitlin McHugh and Kelly Rizzo.
This was Taylor Hawkins’ last text to me: “Ya We’ve yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that shit together before we die” Wise words from my friend- put that shit together! I’m so fucking sad. Another one gone too soon.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) March 26, 2022
The date, a month before his death, was at the famous restaurant Nobu. Although Saget did not look like somebody about to die, his last interaction with his friend was about death.
Even his wife claimed during the date that she suspected her husband would pass away. Stamos explained that throughout the hangout, his co-star was “very calm, which was odd for Bob.”
The “A Raisin in the Sun” star added that Saget “was at peace,” listened to people talk, and avoided interrupting them.
He then admitted that it was a version of his friend that he “always wanted to see.” Sadly, it was the last time the actor ever saw his friend again.
Saget and Stamos formed a lifelong bond when they met on the “Full House” set in the late ’80s.
Although the duo’s career of playing brothers-in-law Danny Tanner and Jesse Katsopolis on the show ended in 1995, they remained close.
Their bond was so tight that they occasionally referred to each other as “brothers” when posting on social media or answering questions on red carpets and onset.
The positivity in the pair’s friendship spread into their careers and personal lives as they were known for supporting, celebrating, and gushing over each other’s good news.
The former co-stars showed just how in tune they were when they both announced their engagements one month apart.
Stamos and Saget attended each other’s weddings — held months apart — alongside their fellow “Full House” ex-cast members.