Bob Saget’s grieving widow Kelly Rizzo seen at LA home as friends gather ahead of funeral
EXCLUSIVE: Bob Saget’s grieving widow Kelly Rizzo, 42, is seen outside the couple’s LA home as the Full House legend’s friends and co-stars gather to mourn his loss before he’s laid to rest in private funeral service
Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo was seen outside the couple’s Brentwood home Thursday, days after the comedian was found dead in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Florida
The 42-year-old, who had been married to Saget, 65, for three years, looked somber as she stepped out in a hoodie, baseball cap and sunglasses
In the wake of his passing, the Full House star’s friends and co-stars have been seen visiting the couple’s home to offer their support and condolences including Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier and Jodie Sweetin
Bure, 45, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner, was seen embracing her TV bestfriend Barber, 45, also known as Kimmy Gibbler, as the two gathered outside with Coulier, 62, aka Joey Gladstone
Sweetin, 39, who played DJ’s younger sister Stephanie Tanner, was seen arriving separately with a friend
Earlier DailyMail.com revealed that Saget was found lying face-up on his bed ‘cold to the touch… His left arm was across his chest’ – a position which officers said could point to a possible heart attack
His family were not aware of any underlying health conditions that could have abruptly taken his life
Bob Saget‘s grieving widow Kelly Rizzo was spotted outside the couple’s California home as friends and former co-stars gather to say their final goodbyes to the beloved TV dad.
Rizzo, 42, who was married to the comedian for three years, looked somber as she picked up her mail in a hoodie, baseball cap and sunglasses Thursday ahead of her husband’s funeral service in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
The TV host and blogger is believed to have been one of the last people to speak to the Full House star shortly before he was found dead in a Florida hotel room Sunday hours after his stand-up performance in Jacksonville.
Saget, who was 65, will be laid to rest Friday in a closed-doors funeral for close friends and family, according to Extra. The service will reportedly be followed by an ‘outdoor reception’ at Full House creator Jeff Franklin’s house.
Fellow cast member John Stamos as well as Saget’s other co-stars are expected to attend the memorial service.
The actor tweeted ahead of the service Friday, saying: ‘Today will be the hardest day of my life. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’
In the wake of his passing, numerous friends and loved ones have been seen visiting Saget and Rizzo’s home to offer their support and condolences.
On Thursday Full House co-stars Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin reunited as they stopped by to pay their respects.
Bob Saget’s grieving widow Kelly Rizzo is seen outside the couple’s Brentwood home just a few days after the Full House star was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. He was 65-years-old
Rizzo shared a statement following her husband’s untimely death saying she is ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’
Rizzo and Saget married in 2018 after meeting through a mutual friend three years before. The 42-year-old mourned the loss of her husband who she called: ‘My whole heart’ and ‘my absolute everything’
Saget was best known for his role in the ABC sitcom Full House as widower Danny Tanner with three on-screen children (right). The actor’s family was not aware of any underlying health conditions that could have abruptly taken his life
Bure, 45, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner, was seen embracing her TV bestfriend Barber, 45, also known as Kimmy Gibbler, as the two gathered outside with Coulier, 62, who played Joey Gladstone, and another friend.
The group were dressed casually and appeared to be in good spirits as they headed towards the home. Sweetin, 39, who played DJ’s younger sister Stephanie Tanner, was seen arriving separately with a friend.
Fellow comedian Jeffrey Ross was also seen visiting the home Thursday. Ross has spent the last couple days at the couple’s house and earlier this week picked up Saget’s car at the LAX airport where the actor had left it before traveling to Florida.
Days earlier, the cast of the hit ABC sitcom released a collective statement paying tribute to their TV dad and longtime friend.
‘Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family,’ the statement said. ‘Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob.
‘He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.’
It was signed off from, ‘John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate.’
The beloved TV dad’s friends and former co-stars on Full House, including Candace Cameron, left, Dave Coulier, center, and Andrea Barber, far right, were seen visiting Saget’s home to offer their support
Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner on the hit sitcom and former co-star Andrea Barber, who played next-door neighbor Kimmy Gibbler, embrace outside the actor’s home
The cast of the hit sitcom remained friends through the years after the show ended in 1995. Bure, Coulier, Barber, Sweetin, and others, were among those who attended Saget and Rizzo’s wedding in 2018
Days earlier, the cast of the hit ABC sitcom released a collective statement paying tribute to their TV dad and longtime friend
Full House co-star Jodie Sweetin, 39, best known as Stephanie Tanner, was seen arriving separately with a friend at the late comedian’s Brentwood home
Barber and co-star Dave Coulier, who played Saget’s on-screen best friend Joey Gladstone, appeared in good spirits as they reunited in the wake of their friend’s death
Saget was best known in the 90s for his role as Danny Tanner, a widowed sports anchor who moved in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner.
Last post: Saget shared a final Twitter and Instagram post (pictured) late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday
Many of his fellow Full House stars also shared their own heart-wrenching tributes on social media after learning the shocking news of his death.
‘I don’t know what to say [broken-hearted emoji]. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much,’ Candace Cameron Bure tweeted.
‘My heart is broken,’ said Dave Coulier. ‘I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.’
Lori Loughlin, also known as Aunt Becky, released an additional statement saying: ‘Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend, he was my family.’
She added: ‘I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you Bobby.’
Saget’s unexpected death comes amid his cross-country stand-up tour, which kicked off back in September 2021. He had recently played a string of shows in Florida, including one in Orlando.
On Saturday, the night before his body was discovered, Saget sent his final tweet following a show at Jacksonville, Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
‘Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,’ he wrote. ‘Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s**t. Check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.’
In the wake of his passing, numerous friends and loved ones have been seen visiting the couple’s home to offer their support and condolences
Paying tribute: Fellow comedian Jeffrey Ross (left) and other friends (right) of Bob Saget were seen visiting the home on Thursday
Friends and family were seen arriving with bags and suitcases as they
A man is seen carrying a large arrangement of flowers that appear to be for the private funeral service outside the couple’s home
On Monday Rizzo broke her silence in a statement shared with People saying: ‘My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything. I am so completely shattered and in disbelief.
‘I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.’
She continued: ‘When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world.
‘Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.’
A source previously told the outlet Monday that Rizzo was ‘in shock and processing everything’ in the wake of her spouse’s sudden passing.
An insider told People that Saget had chatted with Rizzo ‘in the early morning hours on Sunday’ and that the comic ‘was so excited coming off of a great show and he sounded really happy.’
The source noted that Saget had been ‘scheduled to fly home the next day’ and when Rizzo hadn’t heard from him, she phoned the hotel, who sent security to the room he was staying in at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.
Earlier this week DailyMail.com revealed that Saget was found lying face-up on his bed ‘cold to the touch… His left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed’ – a position which officers said could point to a possible heart attack.
Authorities believe Saget may have ‘suffered a heart attack or stroke’ because they found no evidence of foul play or drug use.
Cops are also investigating Saget’s revelation during a podcast recording last week that he had recently battled Covid-19 and whether the virus may have caused blood clots or another side effect that played a part in his death on Sunday.
In an appearance on ‘A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan’, Saget revealed he had recently battled Covid-19, without saying when, described it as ‘not good’ and joked about dying from the virus in an apparent bid to drum up interest in his 2022 stand-up tour.
There is not expected to be a definitive cause of death for another ten to 12 weeks, according to Orange County’s Medical Examiner’s officer.
Saget starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured in 1993 with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger
Flowers are seen left outside the San Francisco home used in exterior shots of Full House in honor of Bob Saget who died suddenly on Sunday, aged 65
Security officer Jody Lee Harrison entered Saget’s room, 962, on Sunday afternoon after the hotel was contacted by concerned family. He found Saget ‘unresponsive and not breathing,’ according to the police report seen by DailyMail.com.
In the 911 call audio obtained by DailyMail.com, an officer can be heard telling dispatch, ‘We have an unresponsive guest in a room. My officer is telling me there’s no pulse. Not responsive, not breathing, and no pulse.’
The report states Saget was declared deceased at 4.18pm, 11 minutes after the 911 call. The officer says he saw nothing untoward.
Saget and Rizzo, who is a food blogger and TV host, initially met through friends Katie Killean and George Shapiro in 2015.
They married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach with Saget’s friend, actor Jonathan Silverman, presiding over the ceremony.
Saget’s Full House costars Stamos, Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber were among those in attendance. The wedding also included a performance by Mayer of the song A Face to Call Home.
The nuptials came less than a year after they revealed they were engaged in November of 2017.
Comedian and actor Bob Saget, 65, is survived by his second wife Kelly Rizzo (pictured together), who he married in 2018
Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — 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; (seen together in 2004)
Rizzo had recently commemorated their three-year wedding anniversary in an October Instagram post saying, ‘Happy 3 year anniversary!! Time flies with you! Doesn’t feel a day over 2 years 10 months. Love you @bobsaget, Thank you for being the most wonderful husband!’
Saget was past married to Sherri Kramer from 1982 until 1997, and they were parents to three daughters, Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.
The comedy icon began his career as a stand-up in his hometown of Philadelphia, before heading west to Los Angeles.
He went on to have a string of small parts in films starting in the late 1970s, but it wasn’t until a decade later that he became a household name.
Although he developed a reputation among his fellow stand-up comedians for his profane comedy sets, Saget paradoxically had his greatest success with the heartwarming sitcom Full House.
He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper from July 2021, Saget revealed that he never expected to lean into cleaner comedy shows like Full House.
‘Full House was an accident,’ he said. ‘I got fired on CBS and was asked to be in Full House.’