Franklin paid tribute to Saget, who died Sunday at age 65, writing on Instagram: 'I wrote the role of Danny Tanner for my friend Bob Saget. The character was kind, genuine, neurotic, a bit nerdy, a hugger with a heart of gold, and endearingly funny. That was Bob. And the x-rated sense of humor that was left out of Full House. But Bob’s charm and love-ability was the reason people embraced Danny Tanner. It was my joyful honor to be a brother of Bob’s for 42 years. Comedy icon and exceptional human being. Your spirit and your work will live on. Love you Bob." Franklin previously worked with Saget when he was a warm-up comedian on Bosom Buddies. But Saget was the second actor to play Danny Tanner. The original pilot starred John Posey as Danny Tanner because Saget had signed up to star in a CBS show called The Morning Program. When Saget suddenly he became available, he took over the Danny Tanner role.
Jodie Sweetin recalls her favorite memories of working with Bob Saget on Full House: "There aren’t enough words to express what I’m feeling today," Sweetin began a lengthy Instagram post. "Nor are they big enough to capture even a slice of who he was. One thing I do know, is that we never missed a chance to tell each other, 'I love you'. Every time we talked, there were at least 3 or 4 exchanged at the end of a conversation, whether it was text, phone call or in person. And he usually had to have the last word, 'I love you more…' There are so many songs that I hear of and think of him… he introduced me to some of my favorite music through the years. Talking comedy bits with him. The love of standup and comedy history he shared. 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..." Sweetin also vowed to tell an inappriate joke at Saget's funeral.
Andrea Barber says "this one hurts": "He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood," Barber wrote of her Full House co-star. "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."
Josh Radnor: "Bob Saget was the older wiser ‘me' for nine years on How I Met Your Mother": "He was the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man. The easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches," tweeted Radnor, who shared the Ted Mosby role with Saget. "I had so much imposter syndrome when HIMYM started, thought I’d be found out, kicked off set & sent home. When I'd run into Bob on the Fox lot in those early days he'd gush over my performance & tell me how he was studying me to make sure his vocal performance felt right. This man that I’d delighted in seeing on TV for years cheering me on, letting me know I had a right to be there and playing that character... I can’t overstate how meaningful his words were. (He also, true to form, told me jokes that I cannot tell here or in polite company.) We had a very special bond from Day 1, were never out of touch for long. We found a way to grab dinner once a year, even after HIMYM wrapped. We went to see each other in our Broadway plays. We talked a lot about how to live a meaningful life amidst all the chaos."
Alyson Hannigan recalls when she worked as Saget's babysitter as a teenager: "One of my fav memories of Bob was when I was babysitting his daughter," she tweeted of her HIMYM co-star. "I was 15 & couldn’t get her to sleep/stop crying. Bob came home, took her in his arms, played a Tracy Chapman song & danced with her until she fell asleep. He was a wonderful Dad and human #RipBobSaget Love u."
Pete Davidson says Saget helped him deal with mental health struggles: "Just wanted you guys to know that Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet," he wrote on Instagram. When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff. He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can - connecting us with doctors and new things we can try. He would check in on me and make sure I was okay. I love you Bob it was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship."
An autopsy found no evidence of drugs or foul play: "An autopsy was performed this morning on Robert Lane Saget. Mr. Saget is a 65-year-old male, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room. At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play," Joshua Stephany, the chief medical examiner of Orange and Osceola Counties, said in a press release. "The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete. Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget's loved ones during this difficult time."