Suzanne Somers is still learning of Bob Saget’s death on live television.
“I had to get my jaw off the ground,” the “Three’s Company” and “Step By Step” star told Fox News. “At first I thought I misheard what I was being told. Because he’s just so young. But you never know when his time is going to come. What a shame and what a loss. He’s gone. too early.”
“What made it so unique was that it had two sides,” the actress continued. “He was a beloved TV dad, but on stage he had that feeling of freedom with his comedy. I remember having such a belly laugh hearing it. He was really funny and there was no isn’t a lot of people like that today. I hope he laughs with a big belly in heaven. “
The actor-comedian, known for his role as beloved single father Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the sarcastic host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, has died while on a stand tour. up. He was 65 years old.
BOB SAGET WAS “AN AMAZING DADDY IN REAL LIFE,” SUZANNE SOMERS SAYS AFTER LEARNING OF STAR’S DEATH ON LIVE TV
Deputies from Orange County, Florida were called on Sunday about an “unconscious man” in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement on Twitter. Detectives found “no signs of criminal act or drug use in this case.”
The 75-year-old learned of Saget’s death live on television during an interview with the Australian morning show “Studio 10”. Somers appeared virtually during the segment, which took place Sunday night in the United States.
Somers described how much he worked alongside Saget in the Warner Bros. Bundle. in the 90s while filming their sitcoms “Full House” and “Step By Step”.
“On the same street, George Clooney was turning ‘ER’, she explained. Bob and I used to laugh because in the first year of “Step By Step” I had a pig, a sister and a mother. But in the second year, we had no pig, no sister and no mother. And we never explained it. He said the same thing happened to him because when you have a kid on the show, a baby in particular, you have to hire twins. If one of them is upset, you bring in the other one that looks the same. They started “Full House” with a baby and in the second year they had twins like magic. [on set], no explanation. We always thought it was funny. “
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“It was like going to a party,” she shared. “We all had a great time and got along so well. I loved every moment.”
Somers said his first impression of Saget was that he was “cute, fun and funny”.
“He had humility,” Somers said. “He looked you in the eye and he was so nice.
While Somers admired her talent on television, she said it was her scorching comedy that really made her shine on stage.
“He was America’s favorite TV daddy and he played the part so well,” she said. “But there was this other side of Bob. The guy with an obscene sense of humor that was irreverent and was dancing around Richard Pryor. I have a very obscene sense of humor, so I laugh at that kind of thing. jokes. In today’s world, they “are probably politically incorrect, but I don’t care. I was discovered by Johnny Carson and grew up around that time. You had comics like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles. Every time Sinatra had a party in her dressing room on a Sunday night in Vegas, all these funny guys were there. You just don’t have comics like that anymore. “
Somers said it had been a while since she last saw Saget. Before the coronavirus pandemic, there were always reunions and meetings on the red carpet where she spotted familiar faces. These days it hasn’t been so easy to be at a distance.
“Every time you met it was always fun,” she said. “I knew he was back on the road, and I was really happy because he should be here. There are so few funny guys left, you know?”
“I will miss him – I miss him already,” Somers reflected. “How many times do we say, ‘I should meet so and so? Or, “I should call that person and get back to you.” You mean, but you just can’t do it. So the opportunity is missed forever. I’m sorry I haven’t spoken to him in recent years. I would have liked to have it. I really thought he was a great guy. “
Saget was in Florida as part of his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour”. After warm receptions from the public at his concerts Friday in Orlando and Saturday at the resort town of Ponte Vedra Beach, he celebrated online.
“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. Guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment,” he posted on Instagram on Saturday.
Saget was born in Philadelphia on May 17, 1956, to Benjamin, an executive in a supermarket, and Rosalyn, who worked in hospital administration. He graduated from Temple University and briefly enrolled at the University of Southern California to study film.
He left college but stayed in Los Angeles and moved on to stand-up comedy, which led to small roles in television and film before achieving success with “Full House.”
Saget played the spotlessly clean Patriarch in “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. He reprized his role for the Netflix reboot “Fuller House,” which ran from 2016 to 2020. He also reprized his role for the Netflix reboot “Fuller House”. been heard as the narrator on “How I Met Your Mother,” which aired for nine seasons on CBS.
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In early 2020, Saget was preparing the start of his comedy tour when the pandemic put it on the back burner. He turned his energies to a podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” which gave fans an open mic to comment and ask questions.
Saget had daughters Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer with his first wife Sherri Kramer before divorcing in 1997. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.