“Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family,” Saget’s co-star and life friend, John Stamos, wrote in an emotional Instagram tribute to the comedian and actor on Monday.
“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,” Stamos continued. “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.”
The Uncle Jesse performer signed the scribe with the names of his fellow co-stars, “John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate.”
In addition to the joint cast statement, the show’s cast members also paid tribute to Saget individually.
Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner, shared a tweet expressing her shock and sadness at losing a member of her TV family.
“I don’t know what to say,” she wrote along with a broken heart emoji. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who together played the Tanner family’s youngest daughter, Michelle, issued a joint statement to Fox News Digital about their on-screen dad’s death as well.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” the statement from the Olsen twins reads. “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. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone on the show, also honored Saget. He took to social media to share a photo of himself and his late co-star holding hands on a red carpet.
“I’ll never let go, brother. Love you,” he captioned the post.
Andrea Barber, who played the Tanner family’s often unwelcome next-door neighbor and best friend of DJ, Kimmy Gibbler, took to Instagram to share a lengthy condolence to Saget as well.
“This one hurts,” she began the caption to a series of photos with the star and her other “Full House” cast members. “He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again. Bob ended every text, every interaction with ‘Love you.’ Didn’t matter how long or short we’d been apart. He loved so deeply and so fiercely. And he never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget – don’t hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him.”
Barber concluded: “Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth.”
Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky, issued a statement to Fox News Digital expressing how upset she is to say goodbye to her longtime co-star.
From l-r: Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner and Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner in ‘Full House.’ (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
“Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am,” she said in a statement. “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. “
Scott Weinger, who played Steve Hale, took to Twitter to write: “Bob Saget was more than a friend. He was a big brother to me. Nobody ever made me laugh harder, the kind of laughter where your ribs are sore the next day. He was also a wonderful human being who never missed a chance to say “I love you” to the people he cared about.”
Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner, also took to Instagram on Monday to share a lengthy note eulogizing her on-screen father.
“There aren’t enough words to express what I’m feeling today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a slice of who he was,” Sweetin began her statement on Instagram.
Bob Saget is seen in a September 25, 1987 episode of ‘Full House’ with John Stamos, center, and Dave Coulier. (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
She echoed Barber’s sentiments on Saget, noting that they never “missed a chance to tell each other, ‘I love you’.” She also explained that he helped her discover new music, comedians and much more that shaped her taste in pop culture.
“The hundreds of inside jokes we all had, the kind that only a family knows and that nobody else will ever understand or think is funny. Notes sessions on the show, sitting and laughing all together at the kitchen table on set. He and Dave dancing together at my 13th Birthday party, being ridiculous, as usual. Spending weekends at his house with his daughters when I was young, and having blueberry pancakes,” she wrote.
She continued: “Bob was a wonderful human being. A human being that could drive you nuts at times, and he knew it, but who was so genuine that you couldn’t even get that frustrated. Someone who would also call and profusely apologize for at LEAST 15 minutes if he thought he MAY have perhaps said something he shouldn’t have or thought maybe he took a joke too far. He was a genuinely kind spirit who made it through so much in his life, and was most happy when he was helping others.”
The cast of ‘Full House’ is grieving as a ‘real family’ over Bob Saget’s untimely death at 65. (Craig Sjodin/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
The actress concluded her statement about Saget’s death by dusting off her catchphrase from “Full House.”
An autopsy on Monday revealed “no evidence of drug use or foul play,” Joshua Stephany, the chief medical examiner of Orange and Osceola counties, said in a press release obtained by Fox News Digital.
“The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation,” Stephany added.
News of Saget’s death permeated the landscape and evoked tributes from many far and wide within the entertainment industry and beyond.
A comedy friend of the old Hollywood variety who was close with the comedian up until his passing on Sunday relayed to Fox News Digital mere minutes after Saget’s death was reported the “unreal” feeling that he was overcome with.
“Just can’t believe it. I had lunch with him a few weeks ago, and he was in great form,” said the comedy club circuit friend. “He was looking forward to getting back on the road.”