Who attended Bob Saget's funeral? Widow Kelly Rizzo says final goodbye amid tears
Beloved comedian and actor Bob Saget was laid to rest on January 14, 2022, at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Mount Sinai memorial park. The funeral saw over 100 guests attend, including many notable comedians and actors, keen to pay their last respects to the 'Full House' star, who died in a Florida hotel room on January 9.
As we reported, the comedian was found dead in his room in Orlando shortly after he gave a performance in Jacksonville. Unconfirmed reports say he died from a heart attack after police ruled out foul play and drugs. Days later, Saget's daughter revealed the last text he sent her, just before going on stage to perform. In the days since, tributes have been pouring in for Saget, as many comedians mourned the man whose influence on comedy cannot be forgotten.
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According to reports, a Jewish service was held for Saget, with a large number of guests joining his widow Kelly Rizzo to mourn and celebrate the man who changed comedy. The list of attendees is a true testament to Saget's influence and popularity in comedy and popular culture.
Who attended Saget's funeral?
Photos taken from the service show several close ones acting as pallbearers, namely - Jeff Ross, John Mayer, John Stamos, Norman Lear, Dave Coulier, Judd Apatow, Ted Sarandos, and Steve Hale. Saget's three daughters on 'Full House', Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate, and Ashley Olsen (the twins of Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen) also attended the funeral. Co-star Jodie Sweetin was also present.
Comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Ross, Marc Maron, and Dave Chappelle were also snapped at the funeral, the latter perhaps coming as little surprise since Chappelle publicly mourned he was unable to reply to Saget's last text to him. Director Mike Binder was also snapped at the funeral, a longtime friend of Saget who knew the comedian since their early 20s. A host of other friends were also seen, as the attendees packed the memorial hall despite Saget's family saying it would be a small affair.
The Daily Mail reported that the mourners first gathered at Saget's Brentwood home, before traveling to the iconic venue in a fleet of cars, followed by an evening reception at Jeff Franklin's home off Benedict Canyon. Franklin, the creator of 'Full House', called Saget "the guy who really wanted everybody to be madly in love with each other," in an interview with E! News. Saget's widow also opened up about losing her husband, telling Page Six, "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."
Saget was laid to rest next to some of Hollywood's most iconic names like Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, and Buster Keaton. His unexpected death comes amidst a highly anticipated cross-country tour he kicked off in September 2021. The night he died, he had just performed at Florida's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville. An official cause of death has not yet been determined, but many believe it was a heart attack after Saget was found with an arm across his chest.