EXCLUSIVE: Bob Saget’s grieving wife Kelly Rizzo was supported by close friends John Stamos and pall bearer John Mayer at Forest Lawn cemetery as they paid their last respects to beloved Full House star
- Bob Saget was laid to rest on Friday, five days after he was found dead in a Florida hotel room at the age of 65
- A host of celebrity comedians and actors were seen arriving at the private burial service including John Stamos, John Mayer, who was a pall bearer, Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Kimmel
- The service was held around 2pm at Mount Sinai memorial park in Forest Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place of many Hollywood greats
- In the wake of his passing, the Full House star’s friends and co-stars have been seen visiting the couple’s home to offer their support and condolences including Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier and Jodie Sweetin
- Earlier DailyMail.com revealed that Saget was found lying face-up on his bed ‘cold to the touch… His left arm was across his chest’ – a position which officers said could point to a possible heart attack
- His family were not aware of any underlying health conditions that could have abruptly taken his life
The service was held around 2pm at Mount Sinai memorial park in Forest Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place of many Hollywood greats.
The Jewish service was packed out with well over 100 guests of friends, family, fellow stand-up comics and co-stars of Saget’s best known show, Full House, spilling out onto the steps of the memorial hall overlooking the Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles.
Saget, 65, who died in his sleep of a suspected heart attack on Sunday, was transported to the cemetery in a blue Chevrolet hearse.
After gathering at his home in Brentwood, his family travelled to Mount Sinai in a fleet of three black cars driven by the Kardashian’s favored limo service, Ascot.
Following the funeral, guests drove to Jeff Franklin’s home for an evening reception.
Franklin, the creator of Full House, lives in a mansion off Benedict Canyon overlooking Beverly Hills which is currently listed for rent at $250,000 per month.
Striking photos of the 9-bath, 18-bath, 21,000sq ft house show a stone motor court, waterfall infinity pool, blue domed turret, games room and second outdoor pool.
The property listing describes a ‘private palatial masterpiece’ with a a ’75-yard pool with 3 waterfalls, 2 jacuzzis, a 35-foot water slide, swim-up bar, and private grotto.’
Chappelle, among dozens of other celebrities, was pictured heading into the mansion to mingle with Saget’s nearest and dearest.
Valets were on hand to shuttle guests up the home’s private drive – as its underground garage accommodating 16 cars was quickly overwhelmed by the huge turnout to Saget’s funeral.
Saget’s pallbearers included Jeff Ross, John Mayer, John Stamos, Norman Lear, Dave Coulier, Judd Apatow, Ted Sarandos, and Steve Hale
Saget’s casket is seen being loaded into the back of the hearse in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon
Grieving wife Kelly Rizzo was seen wearing a wedding ring around her neck
John Stamos revealed he was struggling to cope with the loss of his friend earlier in the day, tweeting: ‘Today will be the hardest day of my life.’ He and his wife are pictured above hugging Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo
Former Full House co-star and close friend John Stamos was seen arriving at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles Friday to pay his final respects to comedian Bob Saget
Stamos, 58, was accompanied by wife Caitlin McHugh, 35, as he arrived for the Jewish burial ceremony for his late friend
Fellow comedian Dave Chappelle was among the guests at the funeral. Chappelle earlier lamented that he never replied to the last text message he received from Saget
John Mayer, who performed at Saget’s 2018 wedding, was a pallbearer on Friday
Mayer hugs another of the pallbearers after Saget’s funeral
Director Judd Apatow, who said that Saget ‘made the world a better place’, is seen at his funeral on Friday
Fellow Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter, was also seen arriving Friday afternoon
Saget’s casket was carried out by friends of the late performer
Jaguars, Range Rovers, Audis and Teslas filled the parking lot at the hilltop memorial hall, that was fit to bust with well-wishers – despite Saget’s family saying the ceremony would be small.
Saget’s Full House co-star John Stamos tweeted Friday morning: ‘Today will be the hardest day of my life.
‘God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’
Dave Chappelle, among the guests at the funeral, lamented that he did not reply to Saget’s last text.
Videoed while performing Thursday night at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, he joked comedians were ‘dying like hot cakes.’
‘I didn’t see [the death of] Bob coming,’ he said.
‘Man, he just texted me and I saw the text yesterday and I never texted him back because I was just busy. It happens.
‘I’m just saying this to remind you that these moments are precious,’ he added. ‘When I come out at night, I’m not just hanging out. I’m making memories.’
After the service a convoy of scores of guests in dozens of cars followed Saget’s hearse up to the highest point in the cemetery with views down to the Warner Bros studios to the north and Hollywood to the south, where his coffin was lowered into the ground.
Lori Laughlin, who starred in Full House, is seen arriving at Saget’s funeral on Friday
Jodie Sweetin is pictured leaving Bob Saget’s funeral in Los Angeles
Family and friends seen gathering at the Saget funeral on Friday afternoon
Dave Coulier, Saget’s Full House co-star, was amongst the pallbearers for the beloved comedian
Comedian Jeff Ross, who has spent the last couple days at the Saget household was among the guests on Friday. His pictured at the memorial park with Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo
A host of celebrity comedians who were close friends with the fellow comic, including Marc Maron (pictured) were in attendance
Family and friends attend the funeral of comedian Bob Saget who died on January 9, 2022
Saget, 65, who died in his sleep of a suspected heart attack on Sunday, was transported to the cemetery in a blue Chevrolet hearse
Saget’s cause of death will not be officially determined for at least ten weeks.
He was found on Sunday lying in his hotel room bed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, with one hand over his chest.
The night before he had performed a two-hour energetic stand-up set and posted a joyful message on social media.
Stand-up comic Jeff Ross attended the funeral dressed in a metallic blue suit, and accompanied by Jodie Sweetin who played Stephanie Tanner in the ABC comedy series.
Ross, who was close with Saget for over 15 years, said his death fitting albeit too soon.
‘You know he was this global superstar, TV star, but he passed away, alone in a hotel room, on the road, like a true comic,’ Ross told CNN.
‘I think that in an odd way that is sort of poetic and perfect. Even though way too soon, it’s kind of how I would want to go.’
He added that Saget’s daughters Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29, and his widow, Kelly Rizzo, were ‘hurting’, and described Saget’s marriage as ‘perfect’.
‘She was very well suited for him and him for her. She was a real partner to him and it’s exactly what Bob needed was somebody who could challenge him and love him at the same time. And it’s a real, beautiful love affair, you know, and it was just perfect in every way.’
Near to the Mt. Sinai hall are the crypts and graves for Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, Hollywood golden age actress Bette Davis, singer Liberace, Stan Laurel, Nipsey Hussle, and Buster Keaton.
The service was held around 2pm at Mount Sinai memorial park in Forest Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place of many Hollywood greats
Bob Saget’s family leave his Los Angeles home and head to his funeral service at Mount Sinai Memorial Park on Friday
A box for cards is seen at the entrance to the room where Saget’s funeral was held
Face masks were compulsory for the sad ceremony
Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo, 42, was spotted outside the couple’s home Thursday ahead of the funeral. She looked somber as she stepped out to pick up her mail in a hoodie, baseball cap and sunglasses.
Numerous friends and loved ones had been seen visiting the couple’s Brentwood home throughout the week in the wake of his unexpected passing to offer their support and condolences.
On Thursday Full House co-stars Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin reunited as they stopped by to pay their respects.
Bure, 45, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner, was seen embracing her TV bestfriend Barber, 45, also known as Kimmy Gibbler, as the two gathered outside with Coulier, 62, who played Joey Gladstone.
Sweetin, 39, who played DJ’s younger sister Stephanie Tanner, was seen arriving separately with a friend.
Fellow comedian Jeffrey Ross was also seen visiting the home Thursday. Ross has spent the last couple days at the couple’s house and earlier this week revealed he had picked up Saget’s car at the LAX airport where the actor had left it before traveling to Florida.
Days earlier, the cast of the hit ABC sitcom released a collective statement paying tribute to their TV dad and longtime friend.
‘Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family,’ the statement said. ‘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.’
It was signed off from, ‘John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate.’
Saget was best known for his role in the ABC sitcom Full House as widower Danny Tanner with three on-screen children (right). The actor’s family was not aware of any underlying health conditions that could have abruptly taken his life
The beloved TV dad’s friends and former co-stars on Full House, including Candace Cameron, left, Dave Coulier, center, and Andrea Barber, far right, were seen visiting Saget’s home to offer their support
Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner on the hit sitcom and former co-star Andrea Barber, who played next-door neighbor Kimmy Gibbler, embrace outside the actor’s home
The cast of the hit sitcom remained friends through the years after the show ended in 1995. Bure, Coulier, Barber, Sweetin, and others, were among those who attended Saget and Rizzo’s wedding in 2018
Days earlier, the cast of the hit ABC sitcom released a collective statement paying tribute to their TV dad and longtime friend
Full House co-star Jodie Sweetin, 39, best known as Stephanie Tanner, was seen arriving separately with a friend at the late comedian’s Brentwood home
Barber and co-star Dave Coulier, who played Saget’s on-screen best friend Joey Gladstone, appeared in good spirits as they reunited in the wake of their friend’s death
Fellow Full House cast member John Stamos tweeted ahead of the service Friday, saying: ‘Today will be the hardest day of my life’
Saget was best known in the 90s for his role as Danny Tanner, a widowed sports anchor who moved in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner.
Last post: Saget shared a final Twitter and Instagram post (pictured) late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday
Many of his fellow Full House stars also shared their own heart-wrenching tributes on social media after learning the shocking news of his death.
‘I don’t know what to say [broken-hearted emoji]. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much,’ Candace Cameron Bure tweeted.
‘My heart is broken,’ said Dave Coulier. ‘I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.’
Lori Loughlin, also known as Aunt Becky, released an additional statement saying: ‘Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend, he was my family.’
She added: ‘I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you Bobby.’
Saget’s unexpected death comes amid his cross-country stand-up tour, which kicked off back in September 2021. He had recently played a string of shows in Florida, including one in Orlando.
On Saturday, the night before his body was discovered, Saget sent his final tweet following a show at Jacksonville, Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
‘Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,’ he wrote. ‘Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s**t. Check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.’
In the wake of his passing, numerous friends and loved ones have been seen visiting the couple’s home to offer their support and condolences. Fellow comedian Jeffrey Ross (left) and other friends (right) arrived Thursday
Saget’s adult children and relatives were seen arriving at the home after flying in the previous night
Family and friends continue to arrive at the LA home of late comedian Bob Saget ahead of his funeral Friday
A man is seen carrying a large arrangement of flowers that appear to be for the private funeral service outside the couple’s home
On Monday Rizzo broke her silence in a statement shared with People saying: ‘My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything. I am so completely shattered and in disbelief.
‘I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.’
She continued: ‘When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world.
‘Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.’
A source previously told the outlet Monday that Rizzo was ‘in shock and processing everything’ in the wake of her spouse’s sudden passing.
An insider told People that Saget had chatted with Rizzo ‘in the early morning hours on Sunday’ and that the comic ‘was so excited coming off of a great show and he sounded really happy.’
The source noted that Saget had been ‘scheduled to fly home the next day’ and when Rizzo hadn’t heard from him, she phoned the hotel, who sent security to the room he was staying in at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.
Saget’s emotional adult children, Aubrey and Lara were seen arriving in LA for the first time since their father passed away
Aubrey and her sister wait at the baggage carousel after landing in Los Angeles Thursday
Saget’s daughters were seen hugging and consoling each other and friends at LAX ahead of their father’s funeral
Pictured: Aubrey Saget leaves LAX airport after flying in for her dad’s funeral
Earlier this week DailyMail.com revealed that Saget was found lying face-up on his bed ‘cold to the touch… His left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed’ – a position which officers said could point to a possible heart attack.
Authorities believe Saget may have ‘suffered a heart attack or stroke’ because they found no evidence of foul play or drug use.
Cops are also investigating Saget’s revelation during a podcast recording last week that he had recently battled Covid-19 and whether the virus may have caused blood clots or another side effect that played a part in his death on Sunday.
In an appearance on ‘A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan’, Saget revealed he had recently battled Covid-19, without saying when, described it as ‘not good’ and joked about dying from the virus in an apparent bid to drum up interest in his 2022 stand-up tour.
There is not expected to be a definitive cause of death for another ten to 12 weeks, according to Orange County’s Medical Examiner’s officer.
Saget starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured in 1993 with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger
Flowers are seen left outside the San Francisco home used in exterior shots of Full House in honor of Bob Saget who died suddenly on Sunday, aged 65
Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997; (seen together in 2004)
Security officer Jody Lee Harrison entered Saget’s room, 962, on Sunday afternoon after the hotel was contacted by concerned family. He found Saget ‘unresponsive and not breathing,’ according to the police report seen by DailyMail.com.
In the 911 call audio obtained by DailyMail.com, an officer can be heard telling dispatch, ‘We have an unresponsive guest in a room. My officer is telling me there’s no pulse. Not responsive, not breathing, and no pulse.’
The report states Saget was declared deceased at 4.18pm, 11 minutes after the 911 call. The officer says he saw nothing untoward.
Saget and Rizzo, who is a food blogger and TV host, initially met through friends Katie Killean and George Shapiro in 2015.
They married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach with Saget’s friend, actor Jonathan Silverman, presiding over the ceremony.
Saget’s Full House costars Stamos, Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber were among those in attendance. The wedding also included a performance by Mayer of the song A Face to Call Home.
The nuptials came less than a year after they revealed they were engaged in November of 2017.