Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, has spoken out for the first time since the actor’s death in a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.”My sweet husband. After much reflection this week, I’m trying, really trying, to not think I was robbed of time. But instead …
Bob Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, has spoken out for the first time since the actor's death in a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.
"My sweet husband. After much reflection this week, I'm trying, really trying, to not think I was robbed of time. But instead to think: How lucky was I that I got to be the one to be married to THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH," Rizzo captioned a photo of her with the Full House star, who died aged 65 on January 9.
"I was the one who got to go on this crazy ride with him and be in his life these last 6 years. We had that time to make each other the happiest we'd ever been and change each other's lives forever.
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"I got to be the one to love him and cherish him. He deserves all the love. Every ounce of it. Because that's how amazing Bob was. He was love. If you were in his life you KNEW he loved you. He never missed an opportunity to tell you."
Saget was found unresponsive by a security guard in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida on January 9.
The actor and comedian was best known for playing America's beloved television dad Danny Tanner on Full House until 1995, before reprising the role for the reboot Fuller House in 2016.
Rizzo married Saget in October 2018 and says she has "no regrets" about their time together, writing, "we loved each other so damn much and told each other 500 times every day. Constantly. I know how much he loved me until the very last moment and he knew the same. I'm so grateful for that. Not everyone gets that."
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The post follows Saget's funeral service, which took place on Friday and was attended by hundreds of the actor's friends and family. Many Full House co-stars were in attendance including John Stamos — who was one of the pallbearers — Lori Loughlin and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Rizzo said her late husband was a "force", adding, "I'm sure every one of you out there, whether you knew him or not, was in awe of the enormous outpouring of love and tribute for this special man. It was like nothing anyone has ever seen.
"I am so appreciative for the kindness and support from loved ones and strangers. Everyone loves Bob and everyone wants to make sure I'm ok. And for that, I'm eternally grateful."
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"Bob had so much more he wanted to do and so much more love to give. And to the best of my ability it will be my mission to share how amazing he was with the world, and try in some small way to keep spreading his message of love and laughter. (No, you will never see me do stand-up)," Rizzo continued.
"I also want to keep sharing how important the Scleroderma Research Foundation was to him. I just want to make him proud. And to his girls, I will love you all with all my heart, always. Honey, I love you more than anything, forever."
Saget is survived by his wife and children Aubrey, Jennifer Belle and Lara Melanie Saget.
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