Bob Saget’s family members — including wife Kelly Rizzo and adult children — have broken their silence over the sudden death of the comedian.
In a statement by Saget’s family: “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. 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,”
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.”
Rizzo, a 42-year-old journalist who hosts her own digital series, “Eat Travel Rock TV” — got married to Saget in 2018. Bob Saget was previously married to screenwriter and former attorney Sharri Kramer, with whom he shared daughters Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.
Rizzo explained in a TikTok video last February that she entertained a relationship with Saget after he slid into her DMs in 2015.
“I think Bob was looking for a good Midwestern gal, a Chicago gal, like myself,” the Illinois native said in the clip.
“So he saw my Instagram and he’s like, ‘Oh, it’s not all selfies and bikinis, like she actually does stuff. She has this food show and travel show. She seems interesting.’” —She said
Saget lovingly joked about Rizzo’s career in a video of his own last year,, “When you meet a beautiful food influencer in your DMs and you marry her … and now I can’t use my kitchen.” —He said
According to Florida’s Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the “Full House” actor’s body was found in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. He died at age 65.
TMZ reported that the police and fire departments responded to the hotel around 4 p.m. Sunday after security found the comedian in his room.
Saget was pronounced dead at the scene as the cause of his death, is yet to be revealed.
The former “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host had been on a standup comedy tour and performed a show in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday night before his passing.