As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Bob Saget died at the age of 65 on January 9. While his cause of death is still under investigation, preliminary autopsy reports reveal there was no foul play and no drugs involved in his untimely death.
Bob Saget was on tour when he passed away. He was discovered in Orlando, in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room where he went immediately after putting on a successful stand-up routine for his fans the night before.
As a result of being in Florida at the time of his passing, Saget’s vehicle was left in a parking lot at LAX. In an effort to extend a helping hand to Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, close friends of the comedian, singer John Mayer, and comedian Jeff Ross retrieved Saget’s car for Rizzo.
John Mayer, Jeff Rizzo Brilliantly Remember Bob Saget
While driving in Saget’s car, Mayer went live on Instagram with Ross to talk about their favorite memories with Saget and what they will miss most about him. Mayer was very open with his emotions and his grief as he talked about his beloved friend.
As People reports, Mayer said, “I’ve never known a human being on this earth who could give that much love, individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life.”
And if you have been keeping up with the thousands of tributes made about Bob Saget over the last couple of days, then you would know so many people agree with Mayer’s sentiment.
“Everyone is so aware how universal Bob’s love for people was. The thing that just keeps coming up when people say they’re sorry is just, ‘I loved that guy.'”
And as Mayer continued, Saget loved everyone back. And he made sure people knew just how much he loved them, often.
“You know how effusive you have to be, in your love for everyone in your life, for each and every person he loved to be told by another: ‘He loved you so much’? Everyone is held into place by Bob’s insistence on telling everyone how much he loved everyone. Bob’s effusive and repeated expression of love is the greatest gift that he left people because all we have is the pain of his going. We don’t have to worry about the accounting. The affairs are in order in terms of wondering, or not having to wonder, how Bob felt about us.”
But perhaps the most poignant part of Mayer’s statement was that the kindness Bob Saget showed everyone shouldn’t have come as easy as it did. While referencing the many tragedies Saget lived through, including the tragic passing of his older sister Gay in 1996, Mayer admitted Saget “had every excuse under the sun to be cynical, to be upset, to be distrusting.”
“He had every reason to be the guy in the back of the bar bitter. [But] he laughed and he spread joy and his protest against the cruelty of these things was that he was going to smile, and spread love, and be childlike, and be innocent, and be loving.”
And Ross agreed, saying, that Bob was the guy anyone could count on. He was always there when someone needed him. “He really understood how to preserve himself and take care of himself and take care of others,” Ross said.
In the end, Mayer and Ross asked people to remember Bob Saget by giving a few extra bucks to Saget’s beloved foundation which supports Scleroderma research. Scleroderma is the rare disease that claimed Saget’s sister’s life.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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