Bob Saget’s pal Mike Young recalls last conversation with beloved TV dad: ‘I miss him, now and always’

喜剧演员, known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “客满” 并且作为说俏皮话的主持人 “美国最有趣的家庭视频,” 在站立巡回演出中死亡. 他是 65.

Deputies in Orange County, 佛罗里达, were called Sunday about anunresponsive manin a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement on Twitter. Detectives foundno signs of foul play or drug use in this case.

The fellow comedian and director told Fox News that he and Saget last spoke on Friday night while the TV star was eagerly hitting the road.

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Mike Young (对) honored his 'mentor' and 'brother' on Instagram

Mike Young (对) honored his ‘mentorand ‘brother’ 在Instagram上 (Courtesy of Mike Young)

Bob would always say, '我爱你,’” Young tearfully recalled. “Like I was his kid. I haven’t felt anything like this since my dad passed. He was like a father figure to me. He was my mentor. … We just laughed. He told me his show in Orlando went great. And he was so excited to do Jacksonville. And he couldn’t wait to get to West Palm Beach. But the last time we spoke he said, '我爱你, buddy.’ That’s how he ended every conversation.

Young and Saget first met on the set ofEntouragethrough a mutual friend about 11 几年前.

I was already touring as a comedian, and Bob was like, ‘I got a couple of dates you could do,’” said Young. “We ended up touring nearly every club in the country every weekend. We became more than best friends — we were like brothers. He was such an open book of love. Bob was the dude who took care of everything. Flights were always taken care of; hotels were always booked. Bob made sure the restaurants were going to be open and feed us after a show — he just took care of everybody on the road.

Everyone loved Bob,” Young continued. “From Norman Lear to his old buddy from high school who still cuts deli meat. He was just loved on every level. He was a special, sensitive dude. There was no mistake about that. There’s a reason he worked for 40 or so years in the business, 对? People just loved him. And his heart just came through when he was on stage.

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Actor Bob Saget (剩下) and director Mike Young attend the premiere for The Orchard's ‘A Stand Up Guy’ on Feb. 9, 2016, 在洛杉矶, 加利福尼亚州.

Actor Bob Saget (剩下) and director Mike Young attend the premiere for The Orchard’s ‘A Stand Up Guy’ on Feb. 9, 2016, 在洛杉矶, 加利福尼亚州. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for The Orchard)

Young shared that Saget was excited to return to his stand-up roots. 他去世时, Saget was in Florida as part of hisI Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.After warm audience receptions to his gigs Friday in Orlando and Saturday in the Ponte Vedra Beach resort area, he celebrated online.

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,” Saget posted Saturday on Instagram.

Young stressed that all Saget wanted to do wasmake people happy.

He was a guy who didn’t have to go on the road every week,” 他分享了. “But he did. It surprised me that he wanted to be out there making people laugh because he could have easily taken a couple of months off. He’s been on TV for 40 years or so. So it did surprise me how hard he worked, but how efficient he worked, 太. He always made sure that everything at the club was perfect. He did not slack at all. Watching him made me a better comedian, a better business person.

Bob Saget was on the road doing stand-up at the time of his death.

Bob Saget was on the road doing stand-up at the time of his death. (盖蒂图片社)

Young said there were plenty of laughs between the pair — especially when they were on the road.

We were traveling back one time to New York City from Jersey at one o’clock in the morning, and Bob didn’t trust drivers,” said Young. “So he wanted to drive himself from a gig. We pulled behind a dumpster in a shady neighborhood. Bob had to go to the bathroom so bad before we got to the tunnel. 我说, ‘Bob, I don’t know if this is a good idea.’ He pulls behind the dumpster to go to the bathroom. And within three seconds, a carload of what looked to me like gang members got out of the car. 我很像, ‘We’re about to get robbed in Jersey City.’

“我很像, ‘Bob, 回到车里!’” 他继续. “And these guys all looked at Bob, and they’re just so shocked. They’re stunned to see Bob Saget go to the bathroom behind the dumpster like nothing. We were all shocked. 与此同时, Bob walks back to the car and is like, ‘What’s the matter?’ Bob did not see danger. He didn’t even know what danger was. He’s just a good kid from Philly. Me being from Detroit, I have my radar up for anything. I just told him, ‘Thank God you’re famous. Now get in the car and let’s go.’

And there was the time that Saget saved his life — or nearly killed him, depending on how you look at it.

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Bob Saget, seen here kissing one of the Olsen twins, is celebrated as one of America's favorite TV dads.

Bob Saget, seen here kissing one of the Olsen twins, is celebrated as one of America’s favorite TV dads. (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

After a terrible flight, I had what I thought was a bad back cramp,” said Young. “他就像, ‘Get on the ground. I know how to handle cramps. Don’t worry.’ He puts his knuckle on my ribs, and all of a sudden, whatever pain I had moved over to the other side of my body. So then he goes, ‘Let’s go to the hospital.’ It ends up being a blood clot. So Bob Saget saved my life. But he almost nearly killed me by sending it to the other side of my lung when he put his knuckle in it.

Young shared that Saget was thrilled to keep busy in the new year and already had a slew of tour dates scheduled, as well as other projects in the works.

The irony is that on the day this broke, I was on the phone with 20 people that were all excited to come to the show at West Palm,” 他说. “It’s surreal that I’m even talking about losing someone who was like a brother to me.

Young said he hopes fans will remember Saget for his comedic talent, as well as his kindness.

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Bob Saget and his wife Kelly Rizzo attend the ‘Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary’ premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2021 在纽约市.

Bob Saget and his wife Kelly Rizzo attend the ‘Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary’ premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2021 在纽约市. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

I wish people got to know the real Bob because he was even sweeter than the TV Bob,” said Young. “He loved his daughters beyond belief. Everything was about his daughters. … He was a family guy and a true friend. I miss him, now and always.

Saget starred as the squeaky clean patriarch in “客满” 从 1987 直到 1995. He reprised his role for the Netflix reboot “富勒之家,” which ran from 2016 直到 2020. He was also heard as the narrator on “老爸老妈的浪漫史,” which aired for nine seasons on CBS.

在早期 2020, Saget was preparing for the start of his comedy tour when the pandemic put it on hold. He turned his energies to a podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” which gave fans an open mic to comment and ask him questions.

Saget had daughters Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer with first wife Sherri Kramer before divorcing in 1997. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018.

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