Bob Saget Dead at 65: Remembering the Comedian
Just days after the actor was found dead in a Florida hotel, his pals decided to pick up his car from the Los Angeles International Airport. On their ride home, Mayer and Ross shared memories of Saget, who had been on his stand-up tour before his unexpected death.
Taking to Instagram Live from the passenger seat of the vehicle as Mayer drove down California’s 405 Interstate on Jan. 12, Ross called Saget the “king of the comedy world” and “our big brother.”
Added Mayer, “I’ve just never known a human being on this earth who could give that much love individually and completely to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life.”
Indeed, Mayer said Saget’s “effusive and repeated expression of love is the greatest gift that he left people because all we have is the pain of his going and we don’t have to worry about the accounting.” As he put it, “The affairs are in order in terms of not having to wonder how Bob felt about us.”
Mayer acknowledged he didn’t have much experience with loss and would have normally turned to Saget in a situation like this, calling him, “sadly, a graduate of the university of loss.” Saget lost his sister Andrea to a brain aneurysm and his sister Gay to scleroderma, leading the Raising Dad alum to join the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s board of directors and host fundraisers for the organization during his lifetime.