Bob Saget reflected on life after death in one of his final posts on Instagram before he died, as he paid tribute to the late Betty White.
The Full House star, 65, was found by staff in his room at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, at 4pm on Sunday. The cause of his death remains unknown.
Just over a week before his passing, Saget shared his thoughts on the afterlife while writing a touching post about The Golden Girls star, who died aged 99 on Dec. 31.
‘I don’t know what happens when we die’: Bob Saget pondered the ‘afterlife’ in one of his final Instagram posts paying tribute to Betty White just a week before his own passing
‘Betty White. This amazing woman was exactly who you wanted her to be,’ his tribute began on Dec. 31. ‘Razor sharp wit, smart, kind, hilarious, sincere, and so full of love.’
Saget also remarked that White had said ‘the love of her life’ was her late husband Allen Ludden, who died of cancer at 62 in 1981. There have since been claims that Allen was the last word White said before she died.
In his post, Saget pondered: ‘If things work out by Betty’s design — in the afterlife, they are reunited.’
What he said: Saget shared his thoughts on the afterlife while writing a touching post about The Golden Girls star, who died aged 99 on Dec. 31
The actor added: ‘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 was found dead hours after posting jubilantly about returning to the stage, and how he was loving being back in the limelight after a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville on Saturday night.
‘Okay, I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity. Happened last night in Orlando last night at the Hard Rock Live too. Very appreciative and fun audiences. Thanks again to @comediantimwilkins for opening.
‘I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.
Full House: Saget played ‘America’s dad’ Danny Tanner on the show which aired from 1987 to 1995; cast photo taken 1993
‘Gutted’: ‘I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ wrote Stamos
Speechless: ‘I don’t know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much,’ wrote Bure
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that it has ‘no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’
Tributes rushed in for the comedy star with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who took turns playing his youngest daughter on Full House, describing Saget as ‘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 Full House costar John Stamos wrote that he was ‘broken’ and ‘gutted’ after hearing the news. ‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ he lamented on Twitter.
The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018, and his three children — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997.
His family paid tribute to their ‘beloved Bob’, saying they were ‘devastated’ by his passing. ‘He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.
‘Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world,’ a statement said.
Saddened: ‘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’ their statement said in excerpt; pictured 2009
Police said in a statement: ‘On 1/9/2022, just after 4 p.m., deputies responded to the 4000 block of Central Florida Parkway (Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes) in response to a man down call.
‘On arrival, they located a man who was unresponsive in a hotel room. The man, identified as Robert Lane Saget, was pronounced deceased on scene. We have no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’
The cause of death is yet to be determined and police ‘do not anticipate’ that further information will be given at this time.
The statement continued: ‘This is all the information we have for release at this time and we do not anticipate further updates. The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine cause and manner of death.’
The comedian’s unexpected death comes amid his cross-country stand-up tour, which kicked off back in September 2021.