Philadelphia community mourns death of Bob Saget, dear ‘Full House’ dad, Temple University grad – Greeley Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Fans and celebrities are mourning the sudden loss of Philadelphia native Bob Saget, who passed away on Sunday. He was 65 years old.

Saget was like a father figure to so many people who saw him on “Full House” and was the originator of the first viral video from the Internet as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.

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The loss happened close to home as Saget was one of Philadelphia’s favorite sons.

A well-known actor and comedian, Saget had deep roots in the Philadelphia area. He was born in Philadelphia on May 17, 1956, and graduated from Abington Senior High School in 1975. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1991.

Abington School District issued this statement regarding Saget’s passing, “We are saddened to learn of the loss of Bob Saget, a member of the Hall of Fame, our Abington Senior High School alumni community. Our condolences to his family and are with friends.”

After graduating high school, Saget attended Temple University and was a proud alumnus of the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication since 1978.

News of his shocking death spread outside the school building on Monday, as the temple community mourned his loss.

“Bob was a very lively, upbeat person and it was completely shocking to hear that news,” said George Cummings, assistant general manager of Temple University Television.

Cummings was a longtime friend of Saget, who he met his senior year at Temple. He remembers Saget’s humility as a young communications student who had always wanted to be a stand-up comedian. He had seen his star quality even then.

“When we were in school you could tell people who were quite hungry and were going to be successful and Bob was a very talented, smart, great personality,” Cummings said, “and there was no doubt in my mind. “

Tributes are pouring in from those whose lives have been touched by the beloved actor. Social media has been flooded with condolences and memories from Saget’s life.

Eagles right tackle Len Johnson tweeted, “RIP to @bobsaget! This [sic] Proud to call you a friend. One of the greatest comedians and Philly legend of all time.”

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The 65-year-old had just started his “I Don’t Do Negative Tour” and was traveling across the country. Saget was to stop at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

The theater posted it on its Twitter account.

“As a genuine, kind and always funny member of our community, Bob Saget will be missed. Mr. Saget of Abington Grade was scheduled to perform at the Keswick Theater on March 18.

Messages honoring Saget also came from his Full House co-stars.

Co-star John Stamos wrote, “I’m broken. I am very sad I am completely and utterly shocked. I will never have another friend like him. ,

Saget’s on-screen daughter Candace Cameron Bure tweeted, “I can’t have words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever lived in my life.”

The Olsen twins, who co-starred as Saget’s youngest daughter, Michelle, on Full House, also released a statement.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen wrote in part, “We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us, but know that he will be by our side to guide us as always.”

Full House co-star Dave Collier wrote on Twitter, “My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave. ,

Those actors and actresses worked together for almost a decade.

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Full House aired from 1987 to 1995.