Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Pay Tribute To Full House Co-Star Bob Saget
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen pay tribute to their Full House costar, Bob Saget, in light of his death. The famed twins played Michelle Tanner’s youngest child in the sitcom, which aired in the late-’80s/early ’90s. Although the Olsens did not return to Netflix’s spinoff Fuller House, their relationships with former castmates are still intact, and they are also devastated by Saget’s passing.
On Sunday, January 9, shocking news broke. According to reports, Saget was unconscious in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. At around 4 PM ET, the Sheriff’s and Fire departments called Saget. However, the actor was reportedly declared dead on the spot, though the cause of his death is still unknown. As part of his comedy tour, I Don’t Do Negative, and the comedian visited Jacksonville. He expressed his excitement about performing live shows once again in his last tweet.
Shortly after his death, fans and peers in the industry began paying tribute to Saget on social media. The Olsen twins released an official statement via People to express their gratitude for Saget’s passing. They extend their condolences and sympathy to his family. Below is the full statement of the couple.
Bob was a loving, generous, and compassionate man. Although we are sad that Bob is no more with us, we know that he will always be there to help us navigate our way as gracefully as ever. We send our condolences to his wife, daughters, and family.
There were conflicting reports regarding Ashley and Mary-Kate’s involvement before Fuller House was launched in 2016. The girls had been open to the idea at one time, but a deal was never reached. Saget debunked the rumors that the Olsen twins had a dispute with their Full House cast members over their decision not to appear on the sequel show. He always made it a point to meet up with The Row’s Olsens when he was in New York. Michelle’s real-life job inspired Michelle’s Netflix spinoff story. Being based in San Francisco effectively explained why they don’t get to spend time with their families.
Apart from the Olsen Twins, many Full House cast members also honored Saget. John Stamos and Candace Cameron-Bure, and Dave Coulier, who played Jesse Katsopolis and DJ Tanner, respectively, took to Twitter to mourn Saget’s passing. As the entertainment industry struggles to cope with the loss, fans expect to see more tributes.