‘End Of An Era’: Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra Reminisce Bob Saget, America’s Raddest Baddest Dad of The 90’s
Actors and cousins Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra have expressed their condolences on the passing of iconic TV actor Bob Saget, who was best known for his role as the father on 'Full House.'
Bob Saget Dies at 65: According to officials in Florida, Bob Saget, the actor-comedian best known for his roles as Danny Tanner on the sitcom ‘Full House’ and as the wisecracking presenter of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died at the age of 65. Actors Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra, among others, have expressed their heartfelt condolences on social media.”End of an era, Rest in peace Bob Saget” Priyanka wrote on her Instagram Stories after sharing a news piece calling Bob “the raddest, baddest dad.” Bob was recalled as ‘the dad of our childhood’ by her actor cousin Parineeti Chopra. On her Instagram Stories, she posted a photo of the late actor with the caption, “The dad of the century. The dad of our childhood. RIP sir. You raised DJ, Steph, Michelle… and all of us too.”
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According to a sheriff’s statement on Twitter, deputies in Orange County, Florida, were alerted about an unresponsive guy in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday and found Saget dead. “There were no signs of foul play or drug usage in this case,” detectives said.
Saget was in Florida as part of his ‘I 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,” he posted Saturday on Instagram.
Fellow comedians and friends praised Saget not only for his wit but his kindness. “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him,” wrote John Stamos, who co-starred with Saget on “Full House.” “I love you so much, Bobby.” “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much,” said Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s daughter on Full House.” “In often a ruthless business he was historically not just hilarious but more importantly one of the kindest human beings I ever met in my career,” actor Richard Lewis wrote on Twitter.
In a statement Sunday, Saget’s family members said they are “devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today…. 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.”
Saget the stand-up showed his flip side with what become a much-talked-about cameo in the 2005 documentary ‘The Aristocrats’ — in which 100 comics riffed on the world’s dirtiest joke — that revealed his notoriously filthy sense of humor. It stayed undercover on network TV, both as the longtime host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and as the squeaky clean widower and father to three young girls on “Full House,” the ABC sitcom that also brought fame to Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley when it debuted in 1987.
The show’s popularity didn’t deter critics, some calling it cheesy and others deeming it unreal. Saget, as amiable and droll in an interview as he was on TV screens, took the brickbats in stride. ‘Full House’ was a loving kind of show but obviously over the top. It had its heightened reality, a glossy Willy Wonka quality to it,” he told The Associated Press in a 2001 interview. That year, Saget took another pass at playing a widowed dad with winsome kids on the short-lived sitcom ‘Raising Dad.’
He said he found himself repeatedly fielding questions about his habit of playing sitcom widowers and had a ready response: “(Kevin) Costner does three, four baseball movies and that’s OK. There’s my rationale.” He focused occasionally on directing over the years, including on HBO’s ‘The Mind of the Married Man,’ and the Norm Macdonald film ‘Dirty Work.’ He drew praise as producer-director of the 1996 TV film ‘For Hope,’ loosely based on the battle of his late sister, Gay, with the tissue disease scleroderma, and appealed for increased federal support for research funds.
He remembered his sister in a January 2020 post, noting that she died when she was 47 and would have been 73 that month. Saget had daughters Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer with first wife Sherri Kramer before divorcing in 1997. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018.
(With inputs from AP)