Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel gave an emotional tribute to Bob Saget who passed away aged 65 - and it was heartbreaking.
On Monday night, in a pre-recorded opening monologue before the audience came in to watch the show, Kimmel, who was visibly distraught, gave a candid tribute to the comedian and Full House actor who unexpectedly passed away on Sunday.
“If you read anything about Bob online, and last night, if you saw any of the many thoughts from people who knew him personally, a word that came up a lot was the ‘sweetest,’” Kimmel said as his voice began to shake.
“Bob was the sweetest man - and the reason people wrote that is because it’s true. It’s the best word if you had to pick one word to describe him. That was it, sweetest.”
“He would write sometimes just to tell me he loved me, and I know he did that for many people. He was so funny, and I’m not talking about ‘Full House’ or ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ or stand-up comedy, or movies. I mean funny for real.
Like when you walked into a party you saw Bob and his wife Kelly in the corner, you go straight to them and stay for as long as you could because he has something to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone.”
Kimmel also spoke on Saget’s charity work, in which he participated in fundraisers to fight the rare disease Scleroderma three years prior to his sister Gay passing away from it.
The disease hardens and tightens the skin and connective tissues.
Kimmel further said that when he went through the emails he had with Saget after his passing, he found some “very serious” conversations they had about “the well-being of our children and how hard it is to appreciate one of those without the other being just right”.
“When my son was in the hospital, Bob checked in a lot so I want to send love to his daughters, to his wife Kelly, and to his friends who loved him so much…We love you, Bob.”