Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were left “deeply saddened” by the news of their on-screen dad Bob Saget’s death.
Saget, who played Danny Tanner on the beloved ABC sitcom “Full House” for eight seasons, died unexpectedly on Sunday night at age 65.
The Olsen twins, who played Saget’s youngest daughter Michelle on the show, remembered the comedian in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” they said. “We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
From l-r: Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner and Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner in “Full House.” (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
Bob Saget kisses one of the Olsen twin’s heads on the set of “Full House.” (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took turns playing Michelle Tanner on “Full House.” (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
Mary-Kate, right, and Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner in “Full House.” (Bob D’Amico/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
The actor and comedian, who played Danny Tanner in “Full House” and “Fuller House,” died after being found in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the Saget family said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”
Mary Kate Olsen, left, Bob Saget and Ashley Olsen attend Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine 2009 Benefiting The Scleroderma Research Foundation at Carolines On Broadway on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Shawn Ehlers/WireImage for Scleroderma Research Foundation)
The actor leaves behind his wife, Kelly Rizzo. The two wed in 2018 at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California. He also is survived by three adult daughters and their mother, his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.