Bob Saget's death deepens sadness for comedy fans: 'Us '90s kids lost our "grandmother" and "dad" in 10 days'

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Bob Saget's death deepens sadness for comedy fans: 'Us '90s kids lost our "grandmother" and "dad" in 10 days'

When news of the death of Bob Saget was announced on Sunday, many of his famous friends and former co-stars took to social media to share grief and fond memories of the beloved star.

The comedian, actor and host had a memorable and varied career that reached a large audience and spanned several decades. Some of his memorable roles included Danny Tanner, the affable widow to a household of daughters on the popular sitcom Full House (and the recent reboot Fuller House), hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos, providing the voice of Future Ted on How I Met Your Mother, and touring as stand-up comedian known for his blue humour, amongst many others accomplishments.

While stars like John Stamos, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey and Norman Lear took to Twitter to express their remorse, fans also shared memories of the comedian on their social media feeds.

Drummer for the band Guster shared a story about playing Boston on the same night as Saget. They invited him to join them on stage and run through a banner with his name on it, even though they were unsure if he’d be able to make it to the show on time. In true form he did - running through the banner waving to the ecstatic crowd, and leaving immediately after.

Victoria Ahearn, an editor at Playback Daily, remembers interviewing the comedian in 2017, in which he told her that Toronto’s Yuk Yuk’s comedy club was an important part of his early career.

He also spent time in Toronto when he directed the 1998 movie Dirty Work, which starred the late Canadian comedian Norm MacDonald.

Many users noted how it felt like America’s Dad was now gone, days after losing America’s grandmother, Betty White.

Saget was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, a day after playing a show in Jacksonville. His cause of death is still not known. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Saget was 65.

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