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Bob Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo admits she's struggling as friends arrive at her home to offer comfort

Bob Saget‘s widow Kelly Rizzo said she’s ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’ following the actor’s tragic death at the age of 65.

‘My whole heart,’ Rizzo told People in a statement on Monday. ‘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.’

The latest: Bob Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo said she's 'completely shattered and in disbelief' following the actor's tragic death at the age of 65. The couple was snapped last June in NYC

The latest: Bob Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo said she's 'completely shattered and in disbelief' following the actor's tragic death at the age of 65. The couple was snapped last June in NYC

The latest: Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo said she’s ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’ following the actor’s tragic death at the age of 65. The couple was snapped last June in NYC 

A source previously told the outlet Monday that Rizzo was ‘is in shock and processing everything’ in the wake of her spouse’s sudden passing.

The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. He had performed a two-hour show Saturday at Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.

Saget and Rizzo, who is a food blogger, 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. 

Rizzo last month took to Instagram with a shot of the couple's Christmas celebration

Rizzo last month took to Instagram with a shot of the couple's Christmas celebration

Rizzo last month took to Instagram with a shot of the couple’s Christmas celebration

Saget had performed a two-hour show Saturday at Jacksonville's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour

Saget had performed a two-hour show Saturday at Jacksonville's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour

Saget had performed a two-hour show Saturday at Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour 

Saget and Rizzo married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach

Saget and Rizzo married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach

Saget and Rizzo married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach

Saget’s Full House costars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber were among those in attendance. The wedding also included a performance by singer John 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.

Saget told People of his proposal: ‘I got up to go to the restroom, and I opened the safe and I took out a ring that I had been hiding for four days and I got on one knee.

‘And she said ‘What are you doing?’ She got very emotional, and so did I. I tried to put it in words that make sense. I adore her. She’s fantastic and I’m a very lucky man.’

The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. He was snapped in LA in November

The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. He was snapped in LA in November

The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. He was snapped in LA in November 

Rizzo last month took to Instagram with a shot of the couple’s Christmas celebration.

‘Merry Christmas Eve everyone!’ she said. ‘So happy to spend my very first Christmas with @bobsaget (even though we’ve been married over 3 years!) because he’s finally in Chicago for the holidays!’

In commemorating their three-year wedding anniversary, Rizzo said in an October post, ‘Happy 3 year anniversary!! Time flies with you! Doesn’t feel a day over 2 years 10 months. Love you @bobsaget, Thank you for being the most wonderful husband!’

Saget's Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure was seen leaving her Pacific Palisades, California home on Monday to head over to Rizzo's home to comfort her

Saget's Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure was seen leaving her Pacific Palisades, California home on Monday to head over to Rizzo's home to comfort her

Bob Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo admits she's struggling as friends arrive at her home to offer comfort

Bob Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo admits she's struggling as friends arrive at her home to offer comfort

Saget’s Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure was seen leaving her Pacific Palisades, California home on Monday to head over to Rizzo’s home to comfort her 

The Full House alum was seen heading to Saget's Brentwood, California home

The Full House alum was seen heading to Saget's Brentwood, California home

The Full House alum was seen heading to Saget’s Brentwood, California home 

Saget's friend singer John Mayer, who performed at his 2018 wedding, also visited Rizzo at their home

Saget's friend singer John Mayer, who performed at his 2018 wedding, also visited Rizzo at their home

The musical artist was seen exiting his vehicle at the home

The musical artist was seen exiting his vehicle at the home

Saget’s friend singer John Mayer, who performed at his 2018 wedding, also visited Rizzo at their home

A tribute to the beloved star was set up in front of Caroline's Comedy Club in New York City Monday

A tribute to the beloved star was set up in front of Caroline's Comedy Club in New York City Monday

A tribute to the beloved star was set up in front of Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City Monday

Saget was past married to Sherri Kramer from 1982 until 1997, and they were parents to three daughters, Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.

Orange and Osceola Counties Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany on Monday said in a news release stating that ‘there is no evidence of drug use or foul play’ in Saget’s death following his autopsy.

‘The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete,’ said Stephany. ‘Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.’

Bob Saget talked about evolving approach to comedy in final interview: ‘I just want to make people laugh’

Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University in what would be his final interview ahead of his shocking death at the age of 65.

The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, officials with the Orange County, Florida, sheriff’s office tweeted, adding that there were ‘no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’

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Saget on Wednesday appeared on News4JAX to promote his show Saturday at Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.

The latest: Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia's Temple University in what would be his final interview ahead of his shocking death at the age of 65

The latest: Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia's Temple University in what would be his final interview ahead of his shocking death at the age of 65

The latest: Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University in what would be his final interview ahead of his shocking death at the age of 65

He bonded with News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, who he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, ‘I just remember you, we went to Temple.’

Saget got emotional when he was asked about Lew Klein, the late American Bandstand producer and Temple University professor who died at the age of 91 in June of 2019.

‘You’re gonna make me cry, he was like a dad to me,’ Saget said of Klein, noting that he helped him break into show business by getting him an internship on The Mike Douglas Show.

‘That was my first indoctrination into show business, I was 19,’ Saget said, hailing Klein for his care for students in an educational career that spanned more than six decades.

‘Lew Klein cared so much about students, I’ve had a couple of those teachers,’ Saget said. ‘When you get a teacher like that in your life, it’s a real gift, anybody watching who knows what I’m saying, both of my sisters were teachers and there’s nothing like it if you’re a good teacher and he literally helped me, and he would talk with me and then we lost him not too long ago, which is very sad.’

He bonded with News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, who he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, 'I just remember you, we went to Temple'

He bonded with News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, who he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, 'I just remember you, we went to Temple'

He bonded with News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, who he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, ‘I just remember you, we went to Temple’

In the interview, Saget said he was enthusiastic about his forthcoming trip to the Sunshine State, where he had great memories.

‘I’m leaving tomorrow to be there so I can be, I’m going to Orlando and then I’m coming right to Jacksonville, I think it’s my third time in Jacksonville in about a year,’ Saget said. ‘We comedians have to go where comedy is loud and I’ve had great times in Florida, and I’m going back, it’s really a nice theater too, it’s small.’

Saget told Hamilton that his style of comedy had evolved in recent years, as he wasn’t ‘as blue as [he] used to be’ onstage.

‘I really love doing standup now more than I ever have, and I don’t talk politics, I don’t talk religion, I just want to make people laugh and I don’t want dissension in the room,’ he said. ‘I just want to make people have a good time and have a good night out, I’m getting ready to do a new special so we got to go on the road.’

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Saget said his comedic style was ‘really kind of a different version’ of himself, adding ‘I just love it.’

Saget told Hamilton about how he continued working in his comedy career throughout the pandemic, which included his podcast Bob Saget’s Here For You , which he began in the early days of the pandemic in April of 2020.

He said that he loved doing his podcast and that he had welcomed ‘amazing guests’ for ‘great conversations’ on the platform.

‘I just love to do it,’ he said. ‘Everywhere where you are, you’re making people feel better, and that’s my job, and we get into the thick of it sometimes but it also depends if I have a comedian on … it’s really a fun thing to do.’

Saget said his latest comedic style was 'really kind of a different version' of himself, adding 'I just love it'

Saget said his latest comedic style was 'really kind of a different version' of himself, adding 'I just love it'

Saget said his latest comedic style was ‘really kind of a different version’ of himself, adding ‘I just love it’

Saget told Hamilton his first live comedy gig since the shutdown came as part of Dave Chappelle’s series in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the summer of 2020.

‘Once I was able to get out there safely, I did it,’ he said. ‘There’s nothing like it, I’ve been doing it for over 40 years I did it when we met that was doing stand up.’

On his Twitter page Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: ‘Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U . Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat.’

In what would be his final social media post, Saget said that he had performed a two-hour set in in Jacksonville Saturday to an ‘appreciative audience.’

On his Twitter page Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: 'Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U . Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat'

On his Twitter page Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: 'Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U . Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat'

On his Twitter page Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: ‘Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U . Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat’

In what would be his final social media post, Saget said that he had performed a two-hour set in in Jacksonville Saturday to an 'appreciative audience'

In what would be his final social media post, Saget said that he had performed a two-hour set in in Jacksonville Saturday to an 'appreciative audience'

In what would be his final social media post, Saget said that he had performed a two-hour set in in Jacksonville Saturday to an ‘appreciative audience’

An audience member at Saturday’s show posted a memorial on Saget’s social media, People reported.

‘Wow, what a HONOR it was to witness Bob’s last comedy show and last moments on this earth,’ the person said. ‘Bob went almost two hours over his normal set time and made the whole audience feel loved, he cracked jokes applicable to all ages and political parties.

‘Over and over he stressed the importance of this world needing more comedy and finding more common ground with everyone around you.’

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