Bob Saget Wondered ‘What Happens When We Die’ In Betty White Tribute Mere Days Before His Passing
Jan 11, 2022 by apost team
Hollywood has been in mourning over the last couple of weeks. First, the industry lost icon Betty White on Dec. 31, 2021, mere weeks before her 100th birthday in January. Then on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, comedian and actor Bob Saget was found dead in his Orlando, Florida hotel room at the age of 65, as confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and reported by TMZ. Saget had been on a stand-up comedy tour when he was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.
The funnyman was known to many as Danny Tanner, a widowed father on the TV series "Full House," as well as the host of "America's Funniest Home Videos." "Full House" was immensely popular during its original eight-season run from 1987 to 1995 and turned many of its stars including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, John Stamos and Lori Loughlin, among others, into household names. "Fuller House," a reboot of the original series, began in 2016 and aired for five seasons to mixed reviews, but fans of the original were no doubt happy to have the gang back together again.
Saget was a well-loved member of the show and was revered in the comedy world in general. Described by many of his peers as "one of the nicest guys" in comedy, many in Hollywood have expressed their sadness at his passing.
Meanwhile, mere days before he died, Saget expressed his own sadness over White's death. He posted to his Instagram on the last day of 2021 and shared a sweet — and funny and slightly raunchy — message that honored White. In it, he revealed a memory from their time together and he also contemplated life after death. Let's take a look.
Saget was a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and for those who only knew him from his TV roles, they'd be in for a surprise. His stand-up routines indulged in performances that weren't as squeaky-clean as the roles he was known for across America. After the most defining TV shows of his career ended, Saget went back to his roots: stand-up comedy.
According to his website, Saget had recently released a stand-up special in 2017 and was on tour with his more adult-oriented comedy. On Sunday morning, he tweeted his gratitude to his Saturday audience for allowing him to return to an aspect of his career that he loved. The tweet said:
"Loved tonight's show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I'm happily addicted again to this..."
Sadly, due to his death on Sunday, the Saturday show would be his last. According to TMZ, Saget was found dead in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, after hotel security found him unresponsive in his room. The Orange County Sheriff's Department and fire department responded to the hotel around 4:00 pm and pronounced the actor dead on the scene. The cause of Saget's death is still unclear, but the Sheriff's Office has so far ruled out foul play, as well as drug use, according to The New York Times.
Saget is survived by his closest family members, including his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer, from his previous marriage with Sherri Kramer.
As it turned out, Saget had contemplated the afterlife mere days before his own passing when he wrote a moving tribute to White. Shared on his Instagram account, Saget began his post with a touching description of the late actress. He wrote:
"This amazing woman was exactly who you wanted her to be … Razor sharp wit, smart, kind, hilarious, sincere, and so full of love."
He revealed that he'd "snuck into 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' at 15 years old and watched her hit everything she said out of the park" and was lucky enough to "hang out with her on several occasions." He went on to tell a funny anecdote about when he and White were on the same ABC jet and they joked about joining the "mile high club." He described how White played along with the joke, which proved her incredible sense of humor.
He then switched to a more somber subject matter when he wrote that White "always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981." Saget continued:
"Well, if things work out by Betty’s design — in the afterlife, they are reunited. I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this."
Saget ended his post with "deepest condolences to her family and friends" and stated, "Betty White. My God we will miss you."
The comedian's heartfelt message about White is moving on its own, but to know that he himself passed just over one week after he contemplated life after death is all the more heartbreaking.Bob Saget (2015), (Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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