The cast of “Full House” is mourning the sudden loss of their TV patriarch Bob Saget together as “a family.”
“Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family,” they said in a joint statement released on Instagram on Monday.
“Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.”
The statement was signed by stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, as well as series creator Jeff Franklin.
All shared the message, accompanied by a group photo, on their respective Instagram pages aside from the Olsen twins, who are not in the photo nor on social media.
The child actors-turned-fashion designers notably did not participate in the “Fuller House” reboot that ran from 2016 until 2020, though they maintained a close relationship with Saget over the years.
In a separate statement to Page Six, the Olsens, 35 — who shared the part of Michelle Tanner on the ‘90s sitcom — paid tribute to the their late TV dad.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. 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,” Mary-Kate and Ashley said on Sunday evening.
They continued, “We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla., according to local law enforcement. He was 65.
His family — including his wife Kelly Rizzo and adult children from another marriage — also reacted to his passing in a statement to Page Six.
“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,” the Saget family said.
“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.”
Food influencer Rizzo, 42, wed Saget in 2018. He was previously married to screenwriter and former attorney Sharri Kramer, with whom he shared daughters Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.
Though Saget’s cause of death has yet to be determined, authorities have said that “there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.”