John Stamos on Bob Saget’s heartbreaking final days: ‘He didn’t realize how loved he was’


John Stamos has opened up about the “insecure” final days of his beloved “Full House” co-star Bob Saget, who died alone at 65 in an Orlando hotel room in January.

“When Bob died, one of the things that broke my heart the most was that there was a tsunami of love for him, but he didn’t see it,” Stamos told the Los Angeles Times during an interview for his Disney+ show, “Big Shot.”

“I know he didn’t realize how loved he was. He was very insecure. He wasn’t where he wanted to be in his career.”

Stamos previously spoke to the New York Times about Saget, saying their “styles completely clashed” on the set of the 1990s classic San Francisco sitcom.

“He was a comic. If there was even one person on the set, he had to make them laugh,” adding that Saget “could be painfully distracting — disruptive.”

“He’s like [punching the air as if for each joke], ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.’ I’d go, ‘Bob.’ He couldn’t stop it. I think, if I may say, that it could have been a detriment sometimes to him.”

Bob Saget (left) and John Stamos co-starred in ABC's hit sitcom 'Full House."
Bob Saget (left) and John Stamos co-starred in ABC’s hit sitcom “Full House.”
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John Stamos (left) and Bob Saget in a 1993 episode of "Full House." The two actors remained close over the years.
Stamos and Saget in a 1993 episode of “Full House.” The actors remained close over the years.
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Saget (left) and Stamos on stage together in 2012 in Los Angeles.
Saget (left) and Stamos onstage in 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Months before his death, Saget addressed how mortality had become an unfortunate theme throughout his life as well. Since he was a boy, Saget watched his father bury four of his brothers and a sister over the years.

“We had so many deaths growing up that my dad would just instill [the notion of enjoying life] in me,” Saget said on Radio Rahim’s “Til This Day” podcast. “He didn’t teach it to me, I just saw how he reacted.”

“I just don’t have the same way of doing humor or conversation,” Saget added. “I guess therapy, having three kids, watching people pass away in the past few years, mortality, all that stuff has fortunately changed me … My kids tell me, ‘Dad, you’re different. It’s so nice to watch you grow.’ ”