Pete Davidson Remembers Bob Saget in Touching Tribute: ‘He Helped Me Get Through Some Rough Mental Health Stuff’

The world is mourning the loss of Full House star Bob Saget, who died at age 65 on Jan. 9. The tributes poured in for the actor-comedian after the sad news broke with Pete Davidson sharing a touching look at just how much Saget meant to him.

Bob Saget wears a suit and smiles on the red carpet at the 'MacGruber' screening and premiere in 2021
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Pete Davidson honored Bob Saget with a touching tribute

Many celebrities shared their grief and condolences after learning of Saget’s death, including fond memories about the funnyman. SNL star Davidson shared his first-hand experience, explaining how Saget was such an important part of his life.

Since Davidson doesn’t have a social media account, his friend, writer/comedian Dave Sirus, posted a statement from the SNL star.

“I don’t have social media so I asked Dave if he could post this for me,” Davidson wrote.

The statement continued, “Just wanted you guys to know that Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet. When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff.”

Davidson added, “He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in any way 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. My condolences to the family.”

Bob Saget’s ‘Full House’ co-stars remembered him

Saget’s Full House co-stars also reacted to his death. John Stamos tweeted: “I am broken. I am gutted.” He added, “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him, I love you so much Bobby.”

Candace Cameron Bure tweeted: “I don’t know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.” 

She also posted photos of her and Saget on Instagram, writing, “I love you sooooo much. I don’t want to say goodbye. 35 years wasn’t long enough.”

Dave Coulier posted a photo on Instagram of him and Saget holding hands on a red carpet, captioning the pic, “I’ll never let go, brother. Love you.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen shared a joint statement with Today. “Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” they said. “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.”

Saget’s co-star said he had ‘the biggest heart’

Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibler on Full House and Fuller House, posted a series of photos on Instagram, sharing her devastation about Saget’s death.

“This one hurts. He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood,” she wrote. “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.”

Barber continued, “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.”

She added, “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.”

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