AceShowbiz - Bob Saget's loved ones have broken their silence on his shocking passing. In a first statement released by his family after news broke about his death, his family admitted that they are "devastated."
"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," his family, including wife Kelly Rizo, said in the statement to Page Six. "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."
The Saget family added, "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." Bod did not have a child with Kelly, but shared three adult daughters Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29, with his first wife, screenwriter and former attorney Sharri Kramer.
Meanwhile, tributes poured in from more Hollywood stars. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who starred alongside Bob on "Full House", also released a statement through the news outlet. "Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," they remembered their former TV father.
The actresses-turned-fashion designers added, "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." They continued, "We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences."
Candace Cameron Bure took to Twitter to mourn Bob's death. Finding it hard to find the words to express her feelings, she wrote, "I don't know what to say [broken heart emoji]. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I've ever known in my life. I loved him so much."
Dave Coulier, who also starred on the ABC sitcom as Bob's onscreen best friend, also penned on Twitter, "My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave."
They followed their co-star John Stamos, who earlier posted on the blue bird app, "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."
Also reacting to the sad news was Jon Stewart, who simply said, "Bob Saget… Just the funniest and nicest…" Kat Dennings said, "Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family."
Amy Schumer recounted, "Bob Saget was really kind. Fun to be around and loved comics more than anyone. I'm donating to @srfcure a charity very close to his heart. Also 'Dirty Work' is one of my all time favorite movies. Directed by Bob."
"I'm so shocked at @bobsaget's passing," Joel McHale mourned. "One of the most kind & thoughtful people I’ve ever come across & he just happened to be one of the funniest on the planet. I will miss you so much Bob. Love you dear friend. I'm so sorry @kellyrizzo. And so sorry to the rest of the family."
Josh Gad found it hard to believe his pal is gone now. "There wasn't a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget. I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It's all too much to handle," he wrote.
B.J. Novak tweeted, "I have always and will always love Bob Saget." Andy Cohen remembered the late actor, "He had the biggest heart and wore it on his sleeve. He was so generous with his feelings. A mensch. #BobSaget."
Bob died suddenly in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday, January 10 in the middle of comedy tour. He was 65 years old. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded after security found him unresponsive in his room. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The cause of death is not immediately given, but authorities said, "Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case." They additionally noted, "the Medical Examiner's Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death."