Actress Candace Cameron Bure Pays Tribute to TV Dad Bob Saget, Who Passed Away Sunday

After news broke Sunday evening of the unexpected death of Bob Saget, tributes poured in for the 65-year-old actor, director, and comedian. Among the expressions of grief were tweets from outspoken Christian Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s oldest daughter on the ABC sitcom “Full House.”

Bure wrote, “I don’t know what to say,” followed by a broken-heart emoji. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best [human] beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.” A few hours later, she shared a photo of the two embracing and added, “I don’t want to say goodbye. 35 years wasn’t long enough.”

Bob Saget, ‘America’s Dad,’ Remembered for Love, Laughter

Bob Saget, who had been on a stand-up comedy tour in Florida, was found unresponsive Sunday in his Jacksonville hotel room. (He had performed Saturday night and tweeted about how much he loved it.) Authorities haven’t released a cause of death but said they found no signs of foul play or drug use.

In a statement, Saget’s family confirmed his death. “He was everything to us, and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter,” they said. “Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”

From 1987 to 1994 on “Full House,” Saget played the wholesome Danny Tanner, a single dad to three girls. As D.J. Tanner, Bure played the oldest daughter, and her arc continued in the Netflix sequel “Fuller House” from 2016 to 2020. Saget made appearances in 10 episodes of the reboot.

Other “Full House” co-stars also are honoring Saget, who became known as “America’s Dad.” John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, tweets that he is “broken” and “gutted” by news of his friend’s death. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who played the role of youngest Tanner daughter Michelle, call Saget “the most loving, compassionate, and generous man.”

Bob Saget’s Other Work Veered Far From Wholesome

Bob Saget also was the longtime host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and he narrated the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” He had a cameo as a drug addict in “Half-Baked” and was featured in “The Aristocrats,” a raunchy documentary about one of comedy’s filthiest jokes.

Stephanie Martin
Stephanie Martin
Stephanie Martin, a freelance journalist, has worked in Christian publishing for 28 years. She’s active at her church in Lakewood, Colorado, where she lives with her family.

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