'There were two sides to Bob Saget', Suzanne Somers remembers close friend
'One was the dad good guy always doing [the right thing], and the other was one step beyond Richard Pryor,' she added
The news of Bob Saget's death at age 65 has taken the world by a wave of grief as friends and co-workers came forward to pay their condolences and talk about the memories they made with the actor, television host, and standup comedian. Actress Suzanne Somers talked to Page Six on Monday after hearing about Saget's sudden death.
Somers got to know about Saget's death while virtually appearing on an Australian morning show on Sunday night. "He was so young," she told Page Six. Somers also talked about how there were 'two sides' to her very dear friend Saget.
"He seemed way younger but he did have two sides," Somers, 75, told Page Six. “One was the dad good guy always doing [the right thing], and the other was one step beyond Richard Pryor,” she added.
Somers said that she appreciated both of those sides equally because she has a racy sense of humour herself. Somers and Saget came to know each other closely after they worked pretty much side by side when Somers was starring in the 1990s sitcom 'Step By Step' while Saget was filming 'Full House' in a studio next door on the Warner Bros lot.
“It was such a fun time because we all would meet at the commissary for lunch, and it was this ongoing party,” Somers told Page Six.
Somers also talked about her reaction when she first heard the news of Saget's demise. “I was kind of startled. Who would think when you’re on Australian TV [you’d] get this alert news about Bob Saget? My jaw was ajar — ‘Are you kidding?'” she said.
Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on January 9. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed by local law enforcement who arrived at the scene to investigate his death. The former 'America’s Funniest Home Videos' host was 65 at the time of his death. He was also on tour and had just performed in Jacksonville before his untimely death, the cause of which is yet to be known. His former co-stars and everyone he worked with have all shown a lot of care and support towards the situation and his family as they go through this unfortunate time.