The Tragic Loss of America’s Most Loved TV Dad

Sophia Bowman

On February 9th, it had been announced that Bob Saget, the beloved actor from the sitcom “Full House” and the show “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, had died from head trauma. This actor, also known as a stand-up comic with a loving personality was found in critical condition in an Orlando, Florida hotel. He had been there for a comedy tour that he had been working on. Saget had even reached out on Twitter, giving appreciation, soon before this event. At 65 years of age, society became shocked by this incident. A cause had been investigated. The detective of the case found no use of drugs or foul play. Unfortunately, Saget’s serious head trauma, which was suspected to be in his hotel room, caused him to pass in his sleep. Not only is the devastation of his own family still strong, but his television family as well. Through ten seasons of the sitcom “Full House”, his fellow actors reveal their depression from this situation. Many spoke out and explained kind words of how Saget impacted their lives individually. Due to Saget’s loving personality, he had benefited the lives of many more. Other co-workers and partners of Saget had reached out to speak on television or on social media. 

Though all of his time on television and on stage, he had a very significant relationship with his family. With a wife and three daughters, Saget was shown to be a “family-man”. His wife, Kelly Rizzo, spoke out on NBC news and explained, “If you knew Bob, and he loved you, you knew it. There was never, ever a doubt in your mind.” Even after Rizzo had revealed to NBC that, “I think you get to a point where your body will just physically not let you cry anymore, or at least all day,” she was able to explain how significant Saget was. Individuals were able to view the inside perspective of the character that was valued so highly. Clearly, Saget’s presence will be missed as he created such a positive impact on society. Continuously spreading gratitude and love through his acting made society feel comforted by his shows and sitcoms.